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The Sorcerer's Cave

prehistoric cave and troglodyte site

Welcome to the Sorcerer's Cave:

The sorcerer's cave is located high above the village of Saint-Cirq, between le Bugue and les Eyzies de Taillac. The cave nestles in the hollow of a cliff in the Vézère valley. It was decorated by prehistoric Magdalenian man 17,000 years ago.

The Sorcier cave is famous for a famous engraving, Le Sorcier de Saint-Cirq, one of the few anthropomorphic figures (representation of a man) in prehistoric times. Its walls also feature animal engravings, mainly of horses, but also of bison and ibex.

In the Middle Ages, men dug out the cliff and built their dwellings there.

The exterior of this charming place alone is worth the detour. Guided tours only, in small groups (12 pers max).

You'll have free access to the small museum that completes the visit, as well as to the cluzeaux (rock shelters) on the cliff.

The Sorcerer's Cave is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Pricing details

2022 rates

Adults €7.50 Groups €6.00
Children €3.50 Group €2.60
Students 6.00€ Groups 5.00


Dates and times

The cave is open from April 9 to September 30.
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from :
Open every day in July and August
reservation recommended by phone or e-mail



Les Places 24260 Saint-Cirq


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