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Lascaux 4 International Center of Cave Art

Lascaux International Center for Cave Art ( lascaux 4 )

Lascaux IV - International Center for Cave Art and replica of the Lascaux cave

The Lascaux Cave facsimile

Lascaux 4 the replica of the famous Lascaux cave named after the hill below. It was created to enable the public to discover the cave paintings and engravings of the original cave, which has been closed to the public since 1963 due to the negative impact of visits on the preservation of cave art. The replica also provides access to parts of the cave that were inaccessible in the original.

The Lascaux cave is one of the world's most important archaeological sites, with over 600 paintings and engravings dating back to prehistoric times. It was discovered by chance by teenagers in 1940 and quickly became famous for its exceptional paintings and engravings, which mainly depict animals such as bison, horses, deer and aurochs, but also include scenes of hunting and religious rituals.

The Lascaux paintings are also remarkable for their artistic skill and attention to detail. The prehistoric artists who created these paintings used a palette of vivid colors and created effects of perspective and movement that are impressive considering their age.

The cave replica has been created with the utmost respect for the authenticity of the original cave.

A place in perfect harmony with the landscape:

Lascaux IV consists of 9,000 m² of buildings that blend into the landscape, stretched out like a scratch on the façade, and almost invisible from the sky thanks to the green roof.

Inside lies a new facsimile of the prehistoric caveThe atmosphere is that of a real cave. It's damp and dark, and sounds are muffled.

Lascaux Centre International is more complete than Lascaux II because the cave is reconstructed almost in its entirety. It also has an interpretation room for deciphering the works, a 3D cinema, a "theater" and a temporary exhibition...

Presentation of the building:

Lascaux IV is divided into 6 zones:
- Reception: preparation for the visit to the reproduction via a scenography.
- Facsimile: a life-size reproduction.
- l'Atelier: model, 8 large facsimile rooms, picture wall.
- Le Théâtre de l'art pariétal: 3 interconnected rooms recounting the work of prehistorians, archaeologists and researchers from the late 19th century to the present day.
- 3D cinema: 3D immersion in a variety of forms.
- La Galerie de l'Imaginaire: virtual art gallery linking rock art and 20th-century art

The tour takes you through the ages, from 1940, when 4 young boys discovered the entrance to the Lascaux cave, to the end of the Ice Age 21,000 years ago.

A breathtaking visit to a place where technology, history and environmental preservation have been blended to perfection.

Don't hesitate to return to this center to discover the temporary exhibitions and learn more about the cave art of our ancestors.

Discover or rediscover this treasure of humanity that our ancestors have bequeathed to us: the Sistine Chapel of prehistory. See you soon.



Pricing details

Lascaux Centre International de l'Art Pariétal 2024 ticket prices:
Adults (13+): €22
Children (aged 5 to 12): €14.50
Free for children under 5
Reduced rates for students, jobseekers and people with reduced mobility.
Privilege card: €55.00

Dates and times

Opening hours of Lascaux Centre International de l'Art Pariétal 2024 :

From 09/02 to 29/03: 10am-6pm

From 30/03 to 07/07: 09h-19h

From 08/07 to 28/07: 8:30am-9:30pm

From 29/07 to 25/08: 08h-22h

From 26/08 to 03/11: 09h-19h

From 04/11 to 05/01: 10am-6pm



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