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 were visited by prehistoric men such as Cro-Magnon in particular in the valley of the Vézère at the time of the Magdalenian.

Ornate Prehistoric Caves Globally known as the masterpiece of prehistoric art: The "Venus de Laussel" and the "Frieze of the horses" in the Haut-relief of the Cap Blanc, and above all the famous wall paintings or rock paintings of the simile of the Caves of Lascaux: Horse, aurochs, bison, deer, ibex bulls and mammoths

Caves in Concretions The concretions are the fruits of alchemy between water, rock and time. An astonishing work of erosion that first dug cavities in the rock followed by the slow crystallization of minerals contained in secular water. stalactites, stalagmites, columns, drapery, eccentrics: All these concretions are available to your eyes in Périgord.

The Abyss 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 as smoking and known once as a hole of the "devil"

Low Laugerie Shelter

Prehistoric field in Dordogne inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site
The prehistoric site of Laugerie Basse Shelter, occupied between-15 000 and-10 000 av J-C, served as a reference to the world's Prehistorians ...
Avenue de Laugerie
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Grand Roc Cave

An exceptional gem of concretions in the Dordogne
Discovered by Jean Maury on 29 April 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

Lascaux II

The most visited, ornate cave in the world
Discover Lascaux II on a guided tour of 1 H 30 in a small committee ... When the cave of Lascaux closes at the ...

Domme Cave

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

Abyss of Proumeyssac

The Crystal Cathedral of Dordogne Périgord
History of the Gulf of Proumeyssac already in the 18th century, the abyss of Proumeyssac is known in the Dordogne for its terrifying legends: it. ..

Bara-Bahau Cave

The cave of the Bears and the men
The grotto of Bara-Bahau (or Bara-Bao), a hundred meters long, is one of the caves adorned Paleolithic of the valley of ...
The Bugue

The Park of Thot

Welcome to this center of interpretation of prehistory
The park of the Thot is a museum space with a 5-facsimiles animal Park of the gallery of the nave of Lascaux (not represented in ...)

Roque Saint Christophe

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

The Caves of Maxange

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

Lascaux International Center of Parietal Art

Lascaux International Centre for Parietal Art (Lascaux 4)
In perfect harmony with the landscape: 9 000 m² of buildings are blended into the landscape, stretched like a scratch-side facade, almost ...