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Grotte du grand Roc

An exceptional jewel of concretions in the Dordogne

Welcome to the Grand Roc cave

Discovered by Jean Maury on April 29, 1924, the Grand Roc caves were built and opened to visitors in 1927. They open halfway up an impressive cliff overlooking the Vézère valley at Les Eyzies.

In this place, the amazed spectator walks through a veritable mineral forest, with an incredible variety and density of crystallizations rarely matched in other caves.
Calcite flows line the floor in places. From the ceiling hang stalactites, sometimes fine, sometimes imposing and translucent. From the floor, stalagmites sometimes join to create columns. There are also many eccentrics and draperies, highlighted by light that intensifies the colors of the concretions. A few dozen meters away, visit the Laugerie Basse shelters.
Take advantage of the Laugerie Basse shelters a few yards away to enrich your children's visit with workshops on "Animals and prehistoric hunting" and "Cro-Magnon the architect".

Night tours of the cave by storm lamp: In the footsteps of Jean Maury 

Every Monday in July and August from 20h30 à 22h00

Learn about the history of prehistory in Périgord, following in the footsteps of Jean Maury. Discover the Grand Roc cave from a different angle, plunge into the darkness in conditions close to the time of discovery, with the help of storm lamps, and experience a moment out of time.


Pricing details

Rates for Grotte du Grand Roc - 2024

Adults (13+): €9.50
Children (aged 5 to 12): €8.50
Children (under 5): free

Grand Roc / Laugerie Basse twin ticket - 2024

Individuals :
Adult: €14.20
Children (5 to 12 years): €9
Children (under 5): free

Prehistory and geology pass (Grand Roc/Laugerie Basse/Lascaux/Parc du Thot) :

adults aged 13 and over: €38.50
children under 12: €25.20

Dates and times

Grotte du Grand Roc opening hours - 2024

From 06/04 to 05/07: 10am-1pm 2pm-6pm

06/07 to 30/08: 10am-7pm

From 08/31 to 03/11: 10am-1pm 2pm-6pm

04/11 to 05/01: Groups on request*.

Admission 1h before closing time. Closed on Mondays, except during school vacations and public holidays.




route de Perigueux, 24620 les eyzies


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