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Worth a visit

Not quite as attention grabbing as the caves but still worth a visit. A bit of a walk downhill (and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter C
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Impressive Carvings

You buy your ticket at the Font de Gaume office, but instead of paintings or etchings, these are... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Craig T
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San Rafael, California
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not quite as attention grabbing as the caves but still worth a visit. A bit of a walk downhill (and back up at the end)

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would agree with previous comments. We got our ticket at Font de Gaume and were told to arrive at 4 PM. We were the only people on the English tour. Takes about an hour to see these excellent examples of cave art.

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Reviewed 25 October 2018

While this is certainly not on the "must see" itinerary of prehistoric art in the area, it was nonetheless a terrific hour spent looking at these bas-relief horse sculptures on the back wall of a cliff shelter that was home to our ancestors 15,000 years...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

You buy your ticket at the Font de Gaume office, but instead of paintings or etchings, these are huge carvings made right in the rock wall of an abri (rock overhang). They are quite impressive and are now walled off from the elements. The tour...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

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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

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