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Daily shared tour of the Paleolithic art of Dordogne

Sarlat La Caneda, France
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Book your daily shared tour in the Dordogne prehistoric sites and discover the Fascinating History of the Cave Paintings

Free cancelation
Duration 9 hours
Available in En
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Small group
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DO THIS BECAUSE

  • A full day exploring the fascinating history of the Dordogne Cave paintings
  • Explore the magical prehistoric sites
  • Visit the state-of-the-art Lascaux IV complex

Some 15,000 years B.C. unknown artists created breathtaking cave paintings of which the most extraordinary examples are found in the Dordogne area.During this day tour, you will be introduced to this fascinating art and to the people who made it. Begin the day in Les Eyzies de Tayac with a guided visit of the National Prehistory Museum. Opened in 2004, this national museum possesses the largest collection of prehistoric artifacts in the world.Continue to Montignac where you will visit Lascaux IV…
Some 15,000 years B.C. unknown artists created breathtaking cave paintings of which the most extraordinary examples are found in the Dordogne area.During this day tour, you will be introduced to this fascinating art and to the people who made it. Begin the day in Les Eyzies de Tayac with a guided visit of the National Prehistory Museum. Opened in 2004, this national museum possesses the largest collection of prehistoric artifacts in the world.Continue to Montignac where you will visit Lascaux IV cave, a perfect reproduction of the original cave. Opened in 2016, Lascaux IV is a triumph of technology. Unlike any other cave visits, Lascaux IV employs different set designs, displays, state-of-the-art interactive workshops and immersive technology to bring it to life. In fact, the atmosphere inside the replica cave is just like that of a real cave: dark, damp and muffled.The tour will end with the visit of Rouffignac Cave that possesses original and authentic etchings and drawings. The Rouffignac cave was already mentioned in 1575 by François de Belleforest. In his Cosmographie universelle, he cites “paintings and animal traces”. In the 19th century, the cave was known as a tourist attraction. Famous archaeologists like Henry Breuil, André Glory, and Martel had visited the cave in the early 20th century, but it was only in 1956 when Louis-René Nougier and Romain Robert, two prehistorians from the Pyrenees, rediscovered and confirmed the cave art. The order of the visits can vary.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Entrance to Lascaux IV
  • Entrance to Rouffignac cave
  • Entrance to Prehistory Museum
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans

  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions other than those mentioned
  • Hotel pickup

OPERATIONAL DAYS

Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Departure at 9.00am (at 8.30am in July)
  • Return at 6.00pm
  • Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday
  • From April 1st to October 31st

REDUCED PRICE

  • Children from 4 to 12 years are reduced

WHERE

Sarlat La Caneda, France

You will meet your guide in front of Bus Stop, Place Pasteur in SarlatPlease be sure to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Maximum 8 persons per tour.
  • Tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers (adults) to operate. In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • English tours of the Caves are very limited in number, most of the visits are in French.Your guide will explain the cave before and after the tour as simultaneous translation in the cave is strictly forbidden
  • Comments are made in French during the travel on the Electric train in Rouffignac, but your guide will introduce the cave beforehand and will make commentaries at the bottom of the cave in English
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Warm jackets are highly recommended – 14°C (57F) inside the caves
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour

REFUND POLICY

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.









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