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 The concretions are the result 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, eccentrics: all these concretions are available to you in our basements.

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 to the outside and have long been unexplored because they are smoking and formerly known as a hole of the "devil".

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

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

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

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 blend into the landscape, stretched like a scratch on the facade side, almost...

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...

Roque Saint Christophe

La Roque Saint-Christophe Fort and Cité Troglodityques
Halfway between LES EYZIES and MONTIGNAC-LASCAUX, the cliff of the ROQUE SAINT CHRISTOPHE rises steeply on the Vézère river. This real wall...
La Roque Saint-Christophe

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...
Cave Avenue 4
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

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

Grotto of Villars

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

Chasm of Proumeyssac

The Crystal Cathedral of Dordogne Perigord
History of the Abyss of Proumeyssac Already in the 18th century, the Abyss of Proumeyssac is known in the Dordogne for its terrifying legends: it...

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...
Les Eyzies de Taillac

The Caves of Maxange

Let yourself be caught by a unique and magical cave.
The Caves of Maxange, in the Dordogne valley, are surprising for more than one reason. Their history is already telling an unusual story...
Le Buisson-de-Cadouin