The caves and chasms of Dordogne Périgord

The Caves of Dordogne Are all more interesting than the others, some are geological curiosities adorned with concretions, others have been visited by prehistoric men such as Cro Magnon especially in the Vézère valley at the time of the Magdalenian.

Ornate Prehistoric Caves World-renowned as a masterpiece of prehistoric art: The "Venus de Laussel" and the "Frieze of the horses" in the upper relief of Cape Blanc, and especially the famous wall paintings or cave paintings of the simile of the Caves of Lascaux: Horse, aurochs, bison, deer, ibex bulls and mammoths

Caves in Concretions Concretions are the fruits of the Alchemy between water, rock and time. An astonishing work of erosion that first dug cavities in the rock followed by the slow crystallization of the minerals contained in the secular water. Stalactites, stalagmites, columns, drapery, eccentric: all these concretions are available to your eyes in our subsoils.

The chasms The chasms are distinguished from the caves by their generally imposing entrance which has a pronounced verticality. Sometimes the chasms have a very important entrance as in Padirac, but others like that of Proumeyssac are barely open on the outside and have long been unexplored because they are smoking and known once as the hole of the "Devil"

The Park of Thot

Extend Your Prehistory Experience
In the park of Thot, you discover the man of Cro-Magnon and his relationship with the species that lived in his time, which he sometimes painted or...
Thonac

Domme Cave

Visit the Cave of Domme, you will love!
Under the Bastide of Domme lives the fantastic world of the largest landscaped cave of Périgord Noir, with its colonnades, stalactites and...
Place de la Halle
Domme

Grotto of Villars

Cave adorned with prehistoric and concretions paintings.
The grotto of Villars is the only cave in Périgord to house both original prehistoric paintings and concretions the river...
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The Cluzeau
Villars

Low Laugerie Shelter

Unesco World Heritage Prehistoric deposit
At the prehistoric shelters of Laugerie Basse, stroll under a real habitat occupied by man from the time Magdalenian, and which...
Les Eyzies de Taillac

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...
Road to Périgueux
Les Eyzies de Tayac

Bara-Bahau Cave

The bear sanctuary
The cave of Bara-Bahau (or Bara-Bao), one hundred metres long, is one of the ornate caves of the Paleolithic valley...
The Bugue

The Caves of Maxange

Let yourself be caught by a unique and magical cave.
The caves of Maxange, in the valley of the Dordogne are surprising to more than one title on the other hand their history already, which is not banal...
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Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

Lascaux International Center of parietal Art

Lascaux International Center of Parietal Art (Lascaux 4)
In perfect harmony with the landscape: 9 000 m² of buildings merge into the landscape, stretched like a scratch-side façade, almost...
Montignac

Cave Font de Gaume

One of the most beautiful Paleolithic shrines in the world
Classified as a Unesco World Heritage site since 1979, Font-de-Gaume is an ornate cave, and one of the most beautiful Paleolithic shrines...
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Cave Avenue 4
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Chasm of Proumeyssac

The Cathedral of Cristal of Dordogne Périgord
History of the chasm of Proumeyssac already in the 18th century, the chasm of Proumeyssac is known in the Dordogne for its terrifying legends: it...
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Proumeyssac
Audrix

Roque Saint Christophe

La Roque Saint-Christophe Fort and Cité Troglodityques
Halfway between Les EYZIES and MONTIGNAC-LASCAUX, rises in pic on the Vézère the cliff of La ROQUE SAINT CHRISTOPHE this real wall...
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La Roque Saint-Christophe
Peyzac-le-Moustier

Combarelles Cave

More than 800 engravings of the Magdalenian, classified as 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...
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Les Eyzies de Taillac