It is here that prehistory was made a science with the illustrious names of Peyrony, Lartet, Capitan, abbots Breuil and Glory; here that Cro-Magnon man was found; here that we find the worldwide marvels of parietal art, and the last polychromatic decorated cave open to the public: Font de Gaume. It is in Les Eyzies that the National Museum of Prehistory can be found, an absolute reference for the upper Palaeolithic and the collections coming largely from sites and deposits of the Vézère valley so rich in prehistory. The Reception center of the Prehistory initiated by the PIP consolidates this since 2010.

Finally on a natural terrace above the village center, stands Paul Dardé’s famous statue of Prehistoric man, symbol of prehistory in Périgord.

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