Les Eyzies, World Capital of Prehistory
Camping Le Pech Charmant is located just a stone’s throw from Les Eyzies, a village known worldwide for its many caves and prehistoric paintings. Situated in the heart of the Périgord Noir and on the banks of the Vézère river, our campsite in Les Eyzies is an ideal starting point for exploring the Dordogne.
The Vézère valley has many prehistoric caves and shelters. Many of these sites have been classified as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO as ‘Prehistoric sites and decorated caves of the Vézère valley’. Most of these caves are in or around Les Eyzies. Some examples of these prehistoric sites recognised by UNESCO are the Font de Gaume cave, the Combarelles cave, or the troglodytic villages of La Roque-Saint-Christophe and La Madeleine.
All these treasures mean that Les Eyzies can claim the status of World Capital of Prehistory. Moreover, the first remains of our ancestor, Cro-Magnon man, were found in Les Eyzies.
It is not surprising that the National Prehistory Museum and the Prehistory Interpretation Centre (PIP) have been opened in Les Eyzies, in the centre of the village.
the services of the villagethe interest of a campsite close to Les Eyzies
To get to Les Eyzies from the campsite, you only have to go down the hill: the village centre with all amenities is only 2 km away.
Les Eyzies is a tourist village, with many restaurants offering good menus and souvenir shops. In summer, many village festivals are organised. Celebrated by concerts and fireworks, the gastronomy of the Périgord is in the spotlight!
In the village, there are also two bakeries, a butcher’s shop and a grocer’s shop, as well as a small supermarket with a petrol station for basic necessities. In addition, Les Eyzies has a post office and cash machines. At the Tourist Office, you will find all the information you need to discover the countless secrets of the Périgord Noir.