Combarelles Cave Combarelles Cave Combarelles Cave

Grotte des Combarelles

More than 800 Magdalenian engravings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Welcome to the Cave of the Combarelles

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 major sanctuary of the Magdalenian culture classified as a Unesco World Heritage since 1979.

Horses, bison, aurochs, lions, reindeer...., In total more than 800 engravings Of the Quaternary fauna, accompanied by drawings, adorn the cave of the Combarelles. It also houses a large number of schematic human representations, sometimes delicate interpretations.

On September 8, 1901, the cave was discovered and recognized by Denis Peyrony, abbé Breuil and Louis Capitan. It should be noted, however, that the porch of the caves and the right-hand gallery had already been excavated by Emile Rivière between 1891 and 1894.
In the first research, abbé Breuil counted 291 engravings distributed in 105 ensembles. At that time the discovery was of primary importance and allowed to authenticate other ornate caves.

Please note: for conservation reasons, the number of places is very limited. Online booking is compulsory on the website: www. sites-les-eyzies.fr with a limit of 7 people per visit to Combarelle.

The cave is accessible to people with motor disabilities, subject to conditions (e.g.: accompanying person required, wheelchair transfer).

 

Tariff details

Full price: 11.5 €.
Group rate (from 20 people): 9 €.
Free (child under 18 years and 18-25 years > European Union Nationals)

Online booking is compulsory on the website: www. sites-les-eyzies.fr with a limit of 7 people per visit to Combarelle.

Dates and Times

From 19 May 2021 to 15 September 2021
9.30am - 5.30pm
Closed on Saturdays

From 16 September 2021 to 14 May 2022
9.30am - 12.30pm / 2pm - 5.30pm
Closed on Saturdays

From 15 May 2022 to 15 September 2022
9.30am - 5.30pm
Closed on Saturdays

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

 

Adresse :
grotte des combarelles Route de Sarlat 24620 LES EYZIES-DE-TAYAC-SIREUIL
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