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Grand Roc Cave

An exceptional gem of concretions in the Dordogne

Welcome to the Grand Roc Cave

Discovered by Jean Maury on 29 April 1924, The caves of the Great Roc were arranged and opened for the visit in 1927. They open at half the height of an impressive cliff overlooking the Vézère valley in Les Eyzies.

In this place, the spectator amazed circulates in a veritable mineral forest composed of an incredible variety and density of crystallizations rarely equalled in the other caves.
Calcite flows line the soil in places. Of the ceiling hang from sometimes fine stalactites, sometimes imposing and translucent. From the ground leave stalagmites sometimes joining together to create columns. We also admire a lot of eccentrics and draperies highlighted by a light that intensifies the colours of the concretions. A few tens of meters, Visit the Shelters of Laugerie low.
Take advantage of the low Laugerie shelters a few meters away to allow the children to enrich their visit through workshops "animals and prehistoric hunting" and "Cro-Magnon architect".

Nocturnal visits of the cave to the Storm lamp: In the footsteps of Jean Maury 

Every Monday in July-August of 20h30 To 22:00

To know the history of prehistory in Périgord, following the footsteps of Jean Maury. Discover the Cave of the great Roc from a different angle, plunge into the darkness in the conditions close to the discovery with the help of storm lamps and live a time out of time.

Equipment

    Price details

    Grand Roc Cave Ticket-2019

    Adults €8
    Children (5 to 12 years old): €5.50
    Children (-5 years old): Free

    Groups * (20 people):
    Adults and school aged + 12 * *: €6.30
    School-aged 12: €3.70

    Twin ticket Grand Roc/Laugerie Basse-2019

    Individual:
    Adult: €11.50
    Child (5 to 12 years old): €7.30
    Children (-5 years old): Free

    Groups * (20 people):
    Adults and School * * + 12 years: €8.50
    School-aged 12: €5.90

    * FROM 20 persons and on reservation; Free attendant and Driver
    * * School: 1 free attendant for 10 students/Adults: 1 driver and 1 free attendant

    Availability of a guide on reservation:

    Duration: 30min
    Capacity: 25 pers
    In French and English (other languages, depending on the season, consult us)
    Bus Parking at 50m

    Pass Prehistory and Geology (Grand Roc/Laugerie Basse/Lascaux/Thot Park): adults + 13 years €32.00, children up to 12 years €18.40

    Dates and Times

    Periods and timetables 2019:

    9 February > 5 April:
    From 10am to 12.30 and from 2pm to 5.30 pm (closed on Mondays excluding school holidays and holidays)

    6 April > 7 July:
    From 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm

    July 8 > August 30th:
    From 9:30 am to 7:30 pm

    31 August > 3 November:
    From 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm

    4 November > 5 January 2020:
    From 10am to 12.30 and from 2pm to 5pm (closed on Mondays without school holidays)

     

    Road to Périgueux
    Les Eyzies de Tayac
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    Address:
    Route de Perigueux, 24620 les Eyzies
    Sector
    Black Périgord
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