Pech-Merle caves

Highly recommended
Discovered in the early 20C by two teenagers, Pech-Merle caves have been described as "an art gallery within a natural palace". The caves have been open to the public since 1926 and are a listed historic monument. Follow a 2km circuit to discover magnificent wall paintings, including the famous "negative hand" (Mammoth chamber, the prehistoric room), limestone concretions (Disques room, the Bear gallery and the Cavern pearls) and bones of bears (Combel chamber).

Useful information

Phone:

+33 5 65 31 27 05

Price:

11 € (-14 years old 7 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 9.15am-5pm; Apr-Jun and early Sep - mid Nov: 9.30am-noon, 1.30pm-5pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable - closed Jan, 25 Dec

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