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The Wizard's Cave

prehistoric decorated cave and troglodytic site

Welcome to the Wizard's Cave:

The wizard's cave is located on the heights of the small village of Saint-Cirq between Le Bugue and Les Eyzies de Taillac. The cave is nestled in a cliff in the Vézère valley. It was decorated by prehistoric Magdalenian men 17,000 years ago.

The Sorcerer's Cave is known for a famous engraving, called The Sorcerer of Saint-Cirq, one of the rare anthropomorphic figures (representation of a man) in prehistory. Its walls also contain 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 a visit. The visit is guided only and in small groups (12 people max).

You will have free access to the small museum which completes the visit, but also to the cliffs (rock shelters).

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


Tariff details

Tariffs 2022

Adult 7,50€ group 6,00
Child 3,50€ group 2,60€.
Student 6,00€ group 5,00


Dates and Times

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



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