Photographer's Note

July 29th, 2011
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil 240172 24620
Dordogne Aquitaine
44.936 1.014 69 m

Commarque, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

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The Commarque castle of the 12th 14th 15th centuries, in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, quoted on 1255. Registered on historic monuments since 1943. Private property.

Before the construction of the castrum and of the Commarque castle, on the territory of the municipality of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in the Beune valley, the site was occupied by farmers who lived in semi-troglodytic houses.

The site was already occupied in time prehistoric. Under of Commarque castle exists an inaccesible cave to the public, who shelters a life-size horse magnificently engraved by the Magdalenian, the horse of Commarque.

The Commarque castle history.

LES EYZIES-DE-TAYAC-SIREUIL is a french municipality, located in the department of the Dordogne of the Aquitaine region, populated 857 Eyzicois en 2007, distributed out of 37.4 km, that is to say 22.9 hab/km.

In the "Prigord noir", the site of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is lived since the Palaeolithic. During several tens of thousand years, the men succeeded one another in the calcareous shelters of the valley of the Vzre, named "the Valley of the Man", because of the important prehistoric sites which are there.
The prehistoric sites of the Vzre valley are classified in the World heritage by Unesco as "prehistoric sites and caves decorated in the valley of Vzre".

My images of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

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