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Grotte de Rouffignac

24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, France
+33 5 53 05 41 71
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Travelers talk about
“electric train” (40 reviews)
“cave drawings” (22 reviews)
“train ride” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, France
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+33 5 53 05 41 71
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"electric train"
in 40 reviews
"cave drawings"
in 22 reviews
"train ride"
in 18 reviews
"small train"
in 16 reviews
"bison"
in 16 reviews
"limited mobility"
in 5 reviews
"french guide"
in 7 reviews
"don't speak french"
in 7 reviews
"amazing cave"
in 5 reviews
"ice age"
in 6 reviews
"the real deal"
in 6 reviews
"original drawings"
in 3 reviews
"electronic guide"
in 4 reviews
"english speakers"
in 5 reviews
"cave visit"
in 4 reviews
"bit off the beaten track"
in 3 reviews
"no photography"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We first visited this cave, among many others, when touring France 12 years ago. While depictions are in black or sculptured, it impressed us then and did so again. Others have described the train, expertise of the French speaking guide and the mammoths, rhinoceros, ibex...More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After having visited Lascaux, we wanted to see this cave in which the more rarer ingravings are combined with paintings. Come early to guarantee your ticket for that dat (pre-reservation is not possible). Lovely visit with impressive paintings, hopefully they will switch the ‘audio-guide (or...More

Thank Pauline F
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The cave itself is beautiful and you must visit it if you are in the area. However, as advised on the website, we arrived at 10 am to buy our tickets (visits start at 10.30) and there was already no more tickets available before 4pm....More

Thank Emeline D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing cave visit with opportunity to see prehistoric cave drawings & engravings close up of many animals. Need to arrive early morning at 9am in summer to ensure entry as gets booked up & cannot book online. Tours via train in groups of 30 approx...More

1  Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly wonderful afternoon viewing around 250 drawings and etchings that will stay with us all forever. We turned up at the location hoping to get in rather than expecting to. Upon arrival we found a well stocked gift shop and people behind the desk...More

1  Thank scottlennox
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easily accessible cave, with an electric tracing that takes you about a kilometer in. The original carvings and drawings are nothing short of amazing! The rhinos, woolly mammoths, horses, and other animals are drawn and carved on the walls and overhead. We...More

Thank 187shom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic engravings and drawings in a deep dark cave. Every 20 minutes or so, an electric train takes a few dozen people around the cave with commentary in French (but when there are many English speakers, the guide will switch to English occasionally). There is...More

Thank IlyaBurlak
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cave is definitely worth a visit. A small electric train takes you deep into the cave where the guide will show you the actual original cave engravings and drawings. Very atmospheric and dark - perhaps not great if you don't like the dark or...More

1  Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Family trip with expert guide into the cave. The techniques and detailed paintings are breathtaking. To imagine prehistoric people venturing so far into the cave and in some cases drawing on their back and surviving is daunting. The quality of the art is striking. Communication...More

1  Thank Phil R
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

With rain forecast, I decided a visit to the cave would be a good idea. Self-drive from Sarlat was around 40mins and easy to find. We put Ruffignac-Saint-Cernin on the sat nav but it follows the main route and then just we picked up the...More

1  Thank ValleyGirl6
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Dora F
26 July 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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anniegreenjeans
16 March 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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