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“cave drawings”(23 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, France
+33 5 53 05 41 71
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Our guide was really helpful inspite of our inability to understand French. You take a little train deep into this cathedral of a cave and then the cave art jumps off the walls! Amazing

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dianne B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The difference with the tour of this cave is that it is by train for the trip of over a kilometre into the mountain. Stunning pictures and paintings and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peter C
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Stayed in Rouffignac and wanted to visit some culture and something different while in France. Read about this place and decided to visit with our 6 yr old - with the added draw of a train ride. Arrived just after opening one afternoon late in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JKStraub
Reviewed October 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank thundering-pause
Reviewed October 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dick h
Reviewed October 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Craig T
Reviewed October 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Cactus F
Reviewed September 26, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Ros J
Reviewed September 19, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank zombieoctopus
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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
March 15, 2017|
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.