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Caves Dordogne

Dordogne caves

These children are particularly a great impression. Deep under the ground is cold there. The knowledge that here Thousands of years ago, people were running around. Deep into the ground, on foot or by Boat or train. In caves or caverns with unique wall paintings of pre-history.

The visit is always led by a guide. There are also waiting, especially in high season to visit a cave. This has the micro-climate in a do cave. To stop because of the heat, light and air flow, derHöhlen threatened by algae and moss. Photograph, the inclusion of backpacks or large bags, animals and food and leave waste is prohibited. Similarly, touching the walls and stalactites. What we recommend is to put on a sweater because to see the temperature of the caves and the natural spectacle. Around Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, the. Most caves, but also elsewhere in the Dordogne A definite must. (See the history of the pre-history).

A small selection of visiting caves:

  • Grotte de Rouffignacbetween Rouffignac and Fleurac. Also called the cave of the hundred mammoths called. By train you will explore the cave. Takes into account waiting times and visitors per day limit is maintained.

  • Grotte du Grand Roc, close to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac. A cave that is small and has only a short tour to a beautiful stalactites which sometimes give the impression that to coral crystal or looks.

  • Grotte de Villars, near Villars in the Perigord Vert. Stalactites and thirty small wall paintings and engravings.

  • LaRoque-St.-Christophe, near Peyzac-le-Moustier, along the Vezere. Hundreds of caves in the cliff of 80 meters inhabited by Cro-Magnon man, people who lived in the Bronze and Iron Ages, the Gallo-Roman period and the Middle Ages.

  • Grot van Maxange at Le Buisson

  • Proumeyssac, Cathedral crystal le Bugue

  • Grot de Cougnac at Gourdon