The caves and chasms of Dordogne Périgord
The Caves of Dordogne are all more interesting than the others, some are geological curiosities decorated with concretions, others were visited by prehistoric men such as Cro magnon in particular in the valley of Vézère at the time of Magdalenian.
Ornate Prehistoric Caves World-famous as masterpieces of prehistoric art: the "Venus of Laussel" and the "Frieze of Horses" in high relief at Cap Blanc, and above all the famous cave paintings of the Lascaux caves: horse, aurochs, bison, deer, bulls, ibexes and mammoths
Caves in Concretions The concretions are the fruit of the alchemy between water, rock and time. An astonishing work of erosion which first dug cavities in the rock followed by the slow crystallization of minerals contained in the secular water. Stalactites, stalagmites, columns, draperies, eccentrics: all these concretions are offered to your eyes in our underground.
The chasms The chasms are distinguished from the caves by their generally imposing entrance, which has a marked verticality. Sometimes the chasms have a very important entrance as in Padirac, but others like that of Proumeyssac barely open on the outside and have long been unexplored because smoking and known once as "Devil's Hole"
The Maxange Cave
Let yourself be caught by a unique and magical cave.
The Grotte de Maxange, in the Dordogne valley, is surprising in many ways It begins with its history, which is not a history of its own...
Font de Gaume cave
One of the most beautiful Paleolithic sanctuaries in the world
Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1979, Font-de-Gaume is an ornate cave and one of the most beautiful Paleolithic sanctuaries...
Laugerie Basse shelter
Prehistoric site inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List
At the prehistoric shelters of Laugerie Basse, walk under a real habitat occupied by Man since the Magdalenian period, and which...
Caves of the Roc de Cazelle
Prehistory, history and nature in the land of man
Come and discover the Grottes du roc de Cazelle, a striking prehistoric park where you can see reconstructions of the life of our ancestors.
More than 800 Magdalenian engravings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Cave of the Combarelles, located at the bottom of a valley at the exit of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in the Dordogne, on the road to Sarlat, is a...
The Cro-Magnon Shelter
Emblematic place of the discovery of Cro-magnon Man
The Cro-Magnon shelter is the emblematic place of the discovery, giving its name to the first modern man: Cro-Magnon man (synonymous with...
The Wizard's Cave
prehistoric decorated cave and troglodytic site
The Cave of the Sorcerer is located on the heights of the small village of Saint-Cirq between Le Bugue and Les Eyzies de Taillac. The cave is nestled in the hollow of the...
The Carbonnières Cave
A magical atmosphere: a sound and light ambiance
The Grotte des Carbonnières was discovered in the 2000s, then developed and opened to the public in 2018 by Jean-Max Touron.
Cave of Domme
Visit the cave of Domme, you will love it!
Under the Bastide of Domme, a village classified as one of the "most beautiful villages in France", lives the fantastic world of the largest cave in the world...
Chasm of Proumeyssac
The Crystal Cathedral of Dordogne Perigord
History of the Proumeyssac chasm Already in the 18th century, the Proumeyssac chasm was known in the Dordogne for its terrifying legends: it was...
The Thot Park
Extend your experience in prehistory
In the Parc du Thot, you will discover Cro-Magnon man and his relationship with the species that lived in his time, which he sometimes painted or...
Lascaux International Center of parietal Art
Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art ( lascaux 4 )
In perfect harmony with the landscape: 9,000 m² of buildings blend into the landscape, stretched out like a scratch on the façade, almost like a...
Grotto of Villars
Cave adorned with prehistoric and concretions paintings.
The Villars cave is the only cave in the Périgord to contain both original prehistoric paintings and concretions The river...
The Cave of a Hundred Mammoths
Situated in the commune of Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin in Périgord Noir, the cave of Rouffignac, formerly known as the "Cro de...
Reality is beyond imagination!
Close to Rocamadour, Le Gouffre de Padirac is in the Dordogne Valley on the Causse du Quercy in the Lot region, just an hour from Sarlat. The...
Caves of Cougnac
Caves of cougnac : authentic prehistoric drawings in the middle of concretions
The site of the caves of Cougnac is made up of 2 caves 200m apart. The first cave was discovered in 1949. It contains a very large...
Roque Saint Christophe
La Roque Saint-Christophe Troglodyte Fort and City
Halfway between LES EYZIES and MONTIGNAC-LASCAUX, the cliff of the ROQUE SAINT CHRISTOPHE rises steeply from the Vézère. This real wall...
Grand Roc Cave
An exceptional gem of concretions in the Dordogne
Discovered by Jean Maury on April 29, 1924, the Caves of the Grand Roc were arranged and opened for the visit in 1927 they open to...