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Grotte de Rouffignac

24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, France
+33 5 53 05 41 71
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Lascaux IV and The Art of the Caves in Sarlat
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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Travelers talk about
“electric train” (35 reviews)
“cave drawings” (23 reviews)
“train ride” (17 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 35 reviews
"cave drawings"
in 23 reviews
"train ride"
in 17 reviews
"small train"
in 16 reviews
"bison"
in 13 reviews
"french guide"
in 8 reviews
"limited mobility"
in 5 reviews
"amazing cave"
in 5 reviews
"original drawings"
in 3 reviews
"the real deal"
in 6 reviews
"electronic guide"
in 4 reviews
"ice age"
in 6 reviews
"degrees celsius"
in 3 reviews
"bit off the beaten track"
in 3 reviews
"million years"
in 2 reviews
"tens of thousands"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great rainy day activity. We were there right at 2 when they started back up after lunch. We got on the first train and rented a translator. I suggest reading the translations beforehand so you can sit back and enjoy. At the end, our guide...More

Thank NCtravelz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent choice for a rainy day, whether you have kids(over the age of 8), or are movement impaired or just love caves and prehistory. This cave has original prehistoric art on the walls - lots of mammoth, goats, bison, horses etc. There is a wee...More

1  Thank lturnbull2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for all. You take a little electric train down 1 km of tunnels with a few stops in between. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The many paintings and carvings were unbelievable beautiful. (Bisons, mammoths, horses, wooly rhinoceros) The real thing! No pictures allowed...More

Thank Eaine B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in this area of France, this is one of several places you can visit. The numerous cave paintings of woolly mammoths, the commentary and the train ride make for a fun visit. Nice little gift area too.

1  Thank Travelyn103
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

A relaxed one hour- ish tour i enjoyed the most of my Dordogne trip. Guide highly knowledegeable: bundle up because cold. Ride a train with commentary and then get out at a stop to explore more close up. Tour in french only but an ipad...More

Thank BostonBostonGirl
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

In two words: great experience! We arrived just before the last morning ride and we hoped to buy tickets for the afternoon ride but we could jump straight on the train.

1  Thank Herstad
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We visited here in August 2017 as a family of 4 (2 chn aged 7 and 9) and had a memorable time. the children were blown away by the paintings, and riding to them on a little train just added to the experience. Us adults...More

1  Thank Wytchhazel
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Some thought has gone into this way to visit the cave art at this location. The tour by train insures no one is compromising the artwork. There was an audio tablet available to us in English but clearly the guide in French was able to...More

1  Thank curious005
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Did not miss visiting this cave. You will be treated to a train ride deep inside the cave where bears hibernated and left their claw marks. The highlights was seeing the drawings made by Cro Magnans over 14,000 years ago. You will see a ceiling...More

1  Thank Marilyn B
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Although interesting on some level, it compares poorly to other caves in the region. The cave itself is not interesting and the artwork is not at the level of Lascaux or Peche Merle. Our tour guide was quite full of himself and didn't add mcc...More

Thank 52phil2017
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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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