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Abri de Cap Blanc

4 avenue des Grottes, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
+33 5 53 06 86 00
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Impressive beyond expectations

Easier to get in than at many other Vezere Valley prehistoric sites, but access to the prehistoric... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
IlyaBurlak
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Marlboro, New Jersey
Do not recommend

Was today for a visit but didn’t see anything at all. Office bofore entrance said that visit is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Krišjānis B
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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 metres of the 15-metre deep cave and features horses, bison and deer, some of which overlap. Originally, the sculptures were probably coloured since traces of ochre pigment were found during earlier archaeological digs. The remarkable depth and vibrancy of these sculptures carved with flint tools make the Cap-Blanc Cave one of the greatest masterpieces of Prehistoric art from the Upper Palaeolithic period. A museographical area around the friezes gives an overview of Cap-Blanc life and art. Cave of the Vézère valley designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open: > All the year with prior reservation. > Low season: to visit the cave, contact the reception centre at the Font-de-Gaume cave in Les Eyzies. > High season from 15th May to 15th September: reception on the site from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last visit at 5 p.m.). Closed: > Saturdays. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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“small site” (6 reviews)
“cap blanc” (11 reviews)
“rock shelter” (4 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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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

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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
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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

1  Thank Hyoga83
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Good trip, the tour guide spoke in English for the majority of us. Amazing seeing carvings form humans equivalent to us 15 000 years ago

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