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24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, France
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Reviewed yesterday

If you have an interest in the Neolithic caves of France this place is not to be missed! Go early to acquire a ticket before busses arrive. We arrived 10;30 am and received a French and English tour. We rode in an electric train into...More

Thank JKStraub
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first read about this cave, we'll admit that the train system seemed rather silly, but it is very well done! The cave art is truly amazing. The tour was in French, but the guide graciously translated numerous discussions to English as most of...More

Thank thundering-pause
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The opening is rather inauspicious, with not much going on while you wait for your tour to start, and the displays that are around are strangley concentrated on cave paintings in Russia - weird! However, once you get in and onto the train the wait...More

Thank dick h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited over 10 painted caves while we were in the Vezere Valley and this was one of my favorites. It's known as the Cave of the Mammoths, as there are many mammoths in the cave. But there are a lot of...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is incredible. What a find, and they must be applauded for their brilliant preservation of this cave. Also excellent were the hand-held device that gives you all the information you need. The driver of the electric train that took us down into the...More

Thank Cactus F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up one day to be told there was no chance that day. We arrived at opening time the next day and had to queue for 20 minutes to be given a time 2 hours from then. Having eventually got onto the little train...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cave is very charming! You stay most of the time on an electric train and the guide shows and "explains" (as far as possible) the images. So many mammuts, but other animals as well. Having the chance to see these paintings in the original...More

Thank zombieoctopus
Reviewed September 10, 2018

It was well worth a trip. 1 hour underground, something that you don't experience everyday. Good guides. I suggest you check the schedules for the little trams and come early. No photography allowed inside.

Thank robinzon007
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This visit was the highlight of our Dordogne region visit, and personally my favorite experience of everything we did during our 2 weeks in France. We stayed outside of Beynac, so the journey was not very far by car. We arrived at 8:40 that morning...More

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Was truly amazed by our first visit here and it definitely lives up to its expectations. Fare prices for both adult and child considering what you’re paying for. You learn things on the electric train tour that you’d be surprised at. Definitely worth a trip...More

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Dora F
July 25, 2017|
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Response from BarbaryCoaster | Reviewed this property |
We did not approach the village from the Sarlat direction but used SatNav to get to the village and followed signs to the caves/grotto once in the village. The site is about 5-10 minutes' drive out of the village. As has... More
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March 15, 2017|
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Response from JackIndo | Reviewed this property |
I had a rented car and drove to the Grotte on my own, paid the entrance fee, and enjoyed the railroad tour into the cave.
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