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Abri de Cap Blanc

A carved bestiary of the Magdalenian

Welcome to l'Abri de Cap Blanc

The Cap Blanc shelter is located on the commut de Marquay to the east of Les Eyzies, it is a site managed by the national monuments discovered in 1909 and listed in the world heritage by UNESCO since 1979.

It is a prehistoric rock shelter from the Magdalenian period: the last phase of the European Upper Paleolithic, between about 17,000 and 12,000 years before the present. The shelter is characterized by its huge bas-relief sculpture of various animals: it is called a bestiary.

There are bison, other animals sometimes difficult to identify (ibex, bears, reindeer ...) and mainly horses: the central horse is 2.20m long. The whole bestiary is 13m long.
The reliefs were executed with a flint peak: the artist has dug the limestone rock with percussion, the figure thus diverted seems to "come out" of the wall.

A human female skeleton was exhumed from the base of the shelter wall. He was lying on his left side in the fetal position with one hand on his face. The body was placed under three slabs of stone: today it has been replaced by a facsimile, the original having been in Chicago's Field Museum since 1926.

A museographic space offers you a panorama of the daily life and artistic creation of prehistoric man.

For conservation reasons, the number of visitors admitted daily is very limited and may be modified each day. Online booking is compulsory on the website: www. sites-les-eyzies.fr with a limit of 30 people per visit to Cap-Blanc

Upon reservation, you can take a guided tour.

The shelter of Cap Blanc is located in front of the Chateau de Commarque

Equipment

Tariff details

Online booking is compulsory on the website: www. sites-les-eyzies.fr with a limit of 30 people per visit to Cap-Blanc

Tariff 2021 :

Free: under 18 years old (in family), 18-25 years old European Union nationals
individual adult 8 €.

Group rate:

from 20 people : 6.5€.

Dates and Times

From 19 May 2021 to 15 September 2021
10am - 6pm
Closed on Saturdays

From 16 September 2021 to 14 May 2022
10am - 12.30pm / 2pm - 5.30pm
Closed on Saturdays

From 15 May 2022 to 15 September 2022
10am - 6pm
Closed on Saturdays

Also closed on 01/01, 01/05, 01/11, 11/11 and 25/12.

 

Online booking is compulsory on the website: www. sites-les-eyzies.fr with a limit of 30 people per visit to Cap-Blanc

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Adresse :

D48 Cap-Blanc 24620 Marquay

Sector

Black Périgord
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