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Simply amazing

This is one of the most interesting places I have ever visited . Small but so much to see in a tiny... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
lorenzo01
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shipley derbyshire
Our artistic ancestors

This Grotte is very small. About as big as an apartment. However, you can see some of the oldest... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
mattepainter
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Paris, France
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Discovered in 1881, the cave of Pair-non-Pair contains engravings (featuring horses, ibexes, cervidae, mammoths) which rank among the most ancient examples of art made by prehistoric man (between 33 000 and 26 000 years old). Prehistoric objects and...more
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669 Nr D, 33710 Prignac-Et-Marcamps, France
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is one of the most interesting places I have ever visited . Small but so much to see in a tiny cave .The lady archaeologist was excellent .She spoke good English and evoked the mystery of it all .What an astonishing link with our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This Grotte is very small. About as big as an apartment. However, you can see some of the oldest art known. They consist of simple lines. Grooves in the walls. All of animals. The staff are quite kind and knowledgeable. This small hidden treasure has...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This cave is small, as in a group of 20 barely fits inside. But the images etched in stone are amazing. The horse gazing backwards is especially interesting - they weren't domesticated until about 3,000+ years ago. The artwork is 10 times older. Did the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Visited the first time in 1963 when I was 8 years old - was shown around by my elderly great-great aunt who was the daughter of the man who owned the land and found the cave whilst rescuing his cow! Was a bit disappointed not...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank cathygadd
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were not sure if we would visit or not but called when we were passing by and they had space available at the next tour time so we stopped. The cave is small, so it is as much a lecture as a tour, but...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

You can't enter with kids younger than 7. You must book a tour so if you just turn up you could be looking at a few hours wait and it's quite expensive (€7.50) for such a small pave to visit. Oh, and no photos please.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Certainly a small cave but a very interesting visit with the privilege to come so close to cave drawings. Out of season, there were only four of us from four different countries so the visit was in English. The guide, Stéphanie, is extremely competent.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Erin17000
Reviewed 31 July 2014

From a historic point of view, this is a great place. However, as an "attraction", the place is small and not very child-friendly. You'd better drive on, read about the story, and visit a good vineyard that offers more than just tasting.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank savermeulen
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Book a guided tour in advance. 7.5E pp, under 27 y.o. = free. It's interesting and the tour guide is informative (in French) but is a small cave with only a few carvings so don't be disappointed. It is a great opportunity to see prehistoric...More

Date of experience: February 2014
3  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Having just visited cave sites in the Perigord (Font de Gaume, Pech-Merle) we didn't have high expectations for this small site, however, it had unique features all in one. The site is unique amongst French prehistoric cave sites for combining both artistic/sacred spaces and cave...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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