Font-de-Gaume Grotto

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The Font-de-Gaume cave is 120m long and is the last remaining prehistoric site with polychrome figures (over 200) still open to the public. Most of the paintings date back to the middle of the Magdalenian age (between 16 000 and 13 000 years ago), while some of the wall paintings belong to the same period as Lascaux (Ancient Magdalenian). Multi-coloured bison, horses and mammoths are displayed on the walls, in addition to an incredible pair of reindeer that are so realistic they seem to be alive.

Useful information

Address:

4 avenue des Grottes, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

Phone:

+33 5 53 06 86 00

Price:

7.50 €

Opening hours

mid May-mid Sep: daily except Sat 9.30am-5.30pm; rest of year: 9.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 1 and 11 Nov, 25 Dec

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