DORDOGNE PREHISROTIC CAVES TOUR: 11-12 Hours
DORDOGNE PREHISTORIC CAVES TOURS, PRIVATE TOURS WITH EXPERT GUIDES
PREHISTORIC CAVE PAINTINGS – LES EYZIES DE TAYAC, ROUFFIGNAC
Dordogne Prehistoric Caves Tours Include: Our Dordogne caves private tour includes services of a professional driver guide; entrance tickets to tolls, fuel and parking.
Not Included: Entrance tickets to Rouffignac cave and Lascaux II
Departure Point: Bordeaux area, St. Emilion area, Dordogne
Your first stop on this beautiful Dordogne prehistoric caves tour is the tiny village of Les Eyzies de Tayac, where France’s prehistoric ancestors made their home some 40,000 years ago. Located in the Vezere Valley, Les Eyzies is located one of the most beautiful and rugged areas in the country, dotted with unusual rock formations, dramatic cliffs and historic caves.
The Dordogne Prehistoric Caves
The Dordogne prehistoric caves are the most popular and well-known of the more than 100 archaeological sites in the area. Your private tour guide can take you to visit one or more of these caves, famous for their prehistoric artwork. Rouffignac Cave, which boasts more than 150 paintings of woolly mammoths, bisons, rhinoceros, ibex and other ancient fauna, is several miles long, requiring a trip on an electric underground train to see the painted walls. Lascaux, perhaps the most famous cave in the area, is now closed to avoid further damage to its prehistoric “Sistine Chapel.” However, a tour of the reproduction cave, faithfully and painstakingly rendered by a team of artists and sculptors, is the next best thing.
Time permitting (and optional), you may also visit the National Prehistoric Museum, which houses one of the world’s most complete collections of prehistoric artifacts.
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