What you'll do
Live a unique experience off the beaten tracks and travel back in time to the Stone Age… After a 30mn drive from Sarlat in a comfortable van, we will reach a hidden gem : my favourite prehistoric painted cave. Before the guided tour of the cave, I will show you the different paleolithic technologies used to make a fire, to light up in a cave and to paint. This prehistoric cave is unique for several reasons : - this is an original painted cave (not a copy like Lascaux 4) with a beautiful geology (stalactites, stalagmites, columns..) - these are the oldest prehistoric paintings done by Cro-Magnon man in the area (30 000 years). You will discover black and red paintings of ice age animals (ibexes, mammoths, horses, megaceros ..) but also human representations which is very rare in paleolithic art.
I am the founder of "Exploreo", a small local agency specialized in private & tailor-made tours in the Dordogne & Lot area. I created this company in order to show you the best of my native area : medieval castles & villages, caves, prehistoric and troglodytics sites, gardens … I speak English and French. I offset 100% of my carbon emissions by planting trees in partnership with Reforest'Action.
1 bottle of water (50cl) per pers.
Entrance ticket of the cave
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Where you'll be
This experience takes place in Cougnac, one of the oldest painted prehistoric caves in the region. Most of the drawings were made by the Cro-Magnon man 30,000 years ago. The demonstration takes place under a shelter near the entrance of the cave before the guided tour of the cave.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Some tours are only in english or in french. Please contact us before booking to check.
At least 2 travellers are required for this experience to take place in accordance with the french legislation on tourist transport. Rate for families (minimum 2 adults + 1 child<12yo) or groups >5 pers. : contact me before booking. The visit is not adapted for disabled people.
A stone age experience...
$80 / person
$80 / person