Photographer's Note

October 4th, 2011
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil 240172 24620
Dordogne Aquitaine
44.936 1.014 69 m

The Tayac castle, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

One view.
Other view.

It is in the restored ruins of CASTLE TAYAC the 12th 16th centuries, quoted in 1585, built by Jean-Guy de Beynac after 1578, which was created in 1911 by Denis Peyrony, 1869-1954, the National Museum of Prehistory before its extension in 1984.

We see outside, "L'HOMME PRIMITIF", the early man, a statue inaugurated in 1931, by the sculptor PAUL DARD, born July 4, 1888 at Olmet in Hrault, and died in 1963 in Lodve in Hrault, author also of the MONUMENT AUX MORTS DE LODVE, which can be seen here details.

In the Prigord noir, the site of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil has been inhabited since the Paleolithic. For several tens of thousands of years, men have succeeded the Magdalenian in shelters limestone of the valley of the VZRE, the valley is called "LA VALLE DE L'HOMME", because of important prehistoric sites there.
Prehistoric sites in the valley of the Vzre are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO as a "prehistoric sites and caves with the valley of the Vezere."

These are douard Lartet, 1801-1871, and Henry Christy, 1810-1865, who undertook the first excavations from 1863 to Richard in the cave and around Les Eyzies and the Vezere Valley, where the many important archaeological discoveries followed one another from 1863 until 1940 when was discovered the Lascaux cave.

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.

Parish "Tayac" was attached to the "Les Eyzies" in 1905 to form "Les Eyzies de Tayac" and "Sireuil" in 1973 to form Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

The territory of the municipality of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is crossed by the rivers the "Vzre" and the "Grande Beune".

Prigord Noir and Prehistory

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