Font de Gaume cave Font de Gaume cave

Grotte Font de Gaume

One of the most beautiful Paleolithic sanctuaries in the world

Font of Gaume

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site Since 1979, Font-de-Gaume is an ornate cave, and one of the most beautiful Paleolithic sanctuaries in the world still open to the public. It houses more than two hundred figurations, painted or engraved, often polychrome, of bison, horses, mammoths and reindeer...

This is September 12, 1901, three days after the cave of Combarelles, that font-de-Gaume is discovered and recognized by Denis Peyrony, Abbé Breuil and Louis Capitan. The cave was however already known by the inhabitants of the area and served as playground for the children.
The first visits of the Prehistorians make it possible to count more than 180 different engraved or painted figures. This is a real event as it is the first discovery of a cave adorned with polychrome rock paintings of the Périgord.

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 13 people per visit to Font-de-Gaume

You can now take a virtual tour the cave of font de Gaume on the site http://font-de-gaume.monuments-nationaux.fr/fr/

Please note: the cave is not accessible to people with motor disabilities.

Tariff details

Full price (Adult): 11.5 €.
Group rate (from 20 people): 9 €.
Free (children under 18 and 18-25 years old citizens of the European Union): €

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.

Online booking is compulsory on the website: www. sites-les-eyzies.fr with a limit of 13 people per visit to Font-de-Gaume

 

 

Adresse :
4 avenue des grottes 24620 LES EYZIES-DE-TAYAC-SIREUIL
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Black Périgord
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