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Les Combarelles

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Address: On D47, 10 1/2 miles north of Bergerac, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
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The drawings in the cave were fascinating, but the amenities and explanations/pictures could have been more arresting prior to the cave. Being October and cold might have added to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
harry w
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drawings in the cave were fascinating, but the amenities and explanations/pictures could have been more arresting prior to the cave. Being October and cold might have added to the forlorn and desolate feeling that the grounds around the cave projected.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Combarelles cave is a very narrow, low-ceilinged, zigzagging, 160 meter deep tunnel decorated with over 800 engravings and drawings. Decorations start 70 meters from the entrance, subjects depicted range very widely: From the more common bisons, horses, aurochs, mammoths and reindeer, to some spectacular cave lions, and human representations. Looking at the famous 'headless women', it is easily said:... More 

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HUFFMAN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you want to see every possible cave, then go see it. You must line up at 6:45 in the a.m. In high season at the office at Font de Gaume to get tickets. Do not see this one unless you have seen Rouffignac. It does have a few female figures, which is rare. If you are tall, you will... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We had picked 3 caves to go too, and this was one of them. We weren't disappointed. They allow only a limited number of people to visit at a time, but well worth it. You purchase your tickets at Font de Gaume and then it is just a few kilometers away. Amazing cave paintings to see. Highly recommend.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

In early May we were able to walk up to Font de Gaume and get tickets to Les Cambarelles that same afternoon. Our tour was in French, but our guide asked in the beginning if other languages were spoken by participants. When I said "English" our guide made a point to summarize her points in English and she spoke French... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Firstly, like many caves with original prehistoric paintings, you'll need to check to see if tickets could and should be booked in advance, or not. Bookings for Font de Gaume and Combarelles and Cap Blanc open in January for the season, and by March all reserved tickets till June were gone. We had thankfully been warned and booked ours in... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This grotto has very limited numbers in each tour group. Tickets are bought at Font de Gaume which is only a couple kilometers away. This cave art is primarily etchings. Our guide was amazing. The tour was supposed to be in French but the other family with us understood English so the guide switched to English. He did great joking... More 

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Witney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

An excellent collection of images from pre-history. Worth a detour and easier to get tickets for than Font de Gaume.

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Rome
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

A special visit in a real cave with amazing engravings of animal images. The cold and dark atmosphere of the cave, and the very good and witty guide (merci beaucoup madame!) made the visit like a movie.

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Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We paired our visit our to Les Combarelles with a same-day tour of Font de Gaume. Both are quite special and far different. Our 'French-speaking' tour of Les Combarelles consisted of a very small group of 6. The guide was very knowledgeable and translated key points in English. Known for it's wall etchings, Les Combarelles is a must-see if one's... More 

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