Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vézère valley in the Dordogne teems 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 reproduction 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 is the perfect place to really experience the cave paintings.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. A cave-painting legend was born!Read more
Take advantage of a visit (limited to a maximum of 30 people) to fully appreciate the sheer force of Lascaux and place this masterpiece in Prehistory, among 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
The first impression as you enter the cave is just: WOW, it’s incredible!!! What can you say about these artists of old (and the present day), is it perhaps their ability to bring art to life? Time seems to have...
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...
Very interesting visit. Those curious about prehistory will be delighted.
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!