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Prehistoric Sculpture

This is one of the Dordogne prehistoric sites with a very limited daily number of visitors and... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Kathleen P
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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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Impressive carvings but very unpleasant tour guide

Our guide was very unpleasant and almost ruined this visit for me. Although we had 15 or so... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
davisellu
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Baltimore, Maryland
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This Prehistoric cave from the Magdalenian era lies just a few kilometres east of Les Eyzies on the right bank of the Beune river. It was classified as a listed site in 1926 in recognition of its unique sculptures. The frieze covers all but two...more
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4 avenue des Grottes, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
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+33 5 53 06 86 00
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We planned to visit the Font-de-gaume grotto, but arrived too late and went to Abri du Cap blanc instead. We didn't regret! The place is unique and the only site in France where one can see prehistoric sculptures (not fresques). Our guide was awesome, giving...More

Thank qqtt
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Easier to get in than at many other Vezere Valley prehistoric sites, but access to the prehistoric sculptures is only with a guide (every 45 minutes), so waited for 30 minutes in the small but informative museum. The sculptures are just incredible, beyond anything I...More

1  Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Was today for a visit but didn’t see anything at all. Office bofore entrance said that visit is possible only after two hours and with guide that costs more than information said at the entrance. I’m the basic you have to climb for 200m down...More

Thank Krišjānis B
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the Dordogne prehistoric sites with a very limited daily number of visitors and where in high season, tickets are sold at the Font due Gaume ticket office in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac. You have to get there by 6 or 7 am to...More

1  Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 26 June 2018

What an amazing place! Our guide was fabulous! The visit was well organized, great access. Truly a national treasure that we were thrilled is still accessible to visitors. Not to be missed!

1  Thank Barbara U
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Our visit to the area included the Museum of Prehistory, Abri de Cap Blanc, Font-de-Gaume, and Les Combarelles. This turned out to be a perfect combination as each was unique and all the sites were close enough to each other that they could be visited...More

Thank twofromLA
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Our guide was very unpleasant and almost ruined this visit for me. Although we had 15 or so English speakers who were booked for an English tour, when 4 French speakers showed up she gave the English speakers a written pamphlet and said she would...More

Thank davisellu
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Not so much to actually see- but very interesting and informative: the horse carvings was very interesting. Tour in french

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 24 September 2017

One of the very few sites in the world where you can see prehistoric carvings of horses in bas-relief, so skilfully carried out some 15,000 years ago. Guided tour only. A wonderful experience.

1  Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 19 September 2017

After visiting the caves of Rouffignac, Font de Gaume and Les Combarelles I must admit that I was tired and nonplussed of this visit. Nevertheless the site is of utmost importance due to the size and age of the frieze and its relatively remarkable state...More

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