Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vézère valley in the Dordogne is redolent with prehistoric sites, boasting no fewer than 147 deposits and 25 caves decorated with cave paintings, including the famous Lascaux Cave at Montignac.Read more
Delve into the Heart of the Cave!
The first facsimile cave in the world, which includes the two most famous galleries: the Hall of the Bulls and the Axial Diverticulum. Located a few hundred meters from the original cave, Lascaux II now welcomes you for a thorough visit.Read more
In September 1940, a young man named Marcel Ravidat discovered a cavity in a Lascaux hillside and four days later, accompanied by his friends, Jacques Marsal, Georges Agniel and Simon Coencas, he slipped down into a cave where the four teenagers discovered numerous cave paintings and a legend of parietal art was born!Read more
Take advantage of a visit strictly limited to a maximum of 30 people to fully appreciate the sheer force of Lascaux by situating this masterpiece in Prehistory, the evolution of mankind and the history of tool-making. Take the time to enjoy the original entrance to the cave before entering its torchlit reproduction and immerse yourself in cave art with an in-depth visit of the Hall of Bulls and the Axial Gallery.My Tickets
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What I love best at Lascaux II, is its calm woodland ambiance where one has the impression of being surrounded by vegetation and birdsong. Underground, in the replica cave, the flickering torchlight contributes to the magic; the reliefs in the rock face and the representations come alive. The light and movement take you back thousands of years in a way unimaginable elsewhere.
First impression as you enter the cave : WOW, it’s incredible !!! What can one say about these artists of old (and the present day), is it perhaps their capacity to bring art alive? Time seems to have stopped. And yet, there is movement everywhere one looks. One leaves the cave in a state of peaceful ease but brimming over with curiosity about the lives of our ancestors.
Since the hillside has been turned into a ‘sanctuary’, I am delighted to welcome the public to a conservation site in the heart of the Lascaux woods, very close to the original cave. The torchlit visits where the disovery can really be relived by the visitors are great – and the best thing is that the public just love it and don’t hesitate to tell me so!
In the footsteps of our ancestors and their culture. A visit to Lascaux II is a magical journey through the sacred shamanism of prehistoric man.
This visit is an absolute must! Learning more about local history and, of course, the famous Lascaux caves was really enjoyable!The visit is detailed and our guide was very professional and, above all, passionate about the subject – his enthusiasm was palpable throughout the visit. The paintings themselves are absolutely magnificent.
To find yourself in the shoes of the young Marcel as he discovered the Lascaux Cave, such is the program awaiting you at Lascaux II.A fantastic guide whose explanations take you right back to 1940. The paintings have been reproduced identically and are amazing. A definite must-see!