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Rouffignac

Rouffignac was my favorite. While the paintings are less spectacular being buried under miles of rock, traveling in the cold dark and finding artistic treasures was a real trest!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2014
Carols01
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Rouffignac was my favorite. While the paintings are less spectacular being buried under miles of rock, traveling in the cold dark and finding artistic treasures was a real trest!

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

These caves are wonderful. Lascaux is a replica, to be sure, but designed to within a centimeter of the original, and is identical in appearance. After a few minutes, you won't remember that it's a replica. Many of the other caves are also well worth seeing. They are world treasures.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

The art of Font-de-Gaume, Combarelles, Cougnac, Rouffignac, Cap Blanc and Lascaux (as experienced in replica at Lascaux II and Le Thot) is so much more sophisticated, so much more affecting than I imagined, even after seeing pictures. (The valley offers other sites, too.) You will understand the humans of 25,000 years ago differently. The Museum of PreHistory at Les Ezies... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

My 88 year old Mom (she is quite spy and you would think she is 70) went to the Dordogne to go see all of the ice age art caves in June this year. We had a fantastic time and the caves did not disappoint. It is rare that you get to see art of people who lived 20,000 years... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

An amazing valley, full of history and wonderful caves to visit. Grotte de Font-De-Gaume and the Grotte des Combarelles must be seen. Need more than the one day we had, could spend three days easily visiting all the sites.

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013 via mobile

Valley Vezère isn't actually in Vézac nor near Chateauroux as the map indicates. I suggest you head up to Les Eyzies and start there. Meanwhile, you can spend many days visiting the great array of sights in the Vezère valley, for adults and children alike and the river is great for canoeing too.

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Vinkel, Viborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

A lovely area overall, but mindblowing in a historic perspective. So well preserved (font de gaume) and vivid pictures. And so much to see. It is hard to choose...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

The Grottes de Cougnac consist of two separate caves, the first having a wonderful array of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, and the second which also has a small number of fantastic cave paintings. The tour is guided (in French - not sure if there's an English one) and takes 1-1 1/4 hours, and the guide we had was extremely knowledgeable... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

When we visited these caves, it made me totally rethink my view of the Neanderthals. These people were absorbed rich in this artform. Whatever purpose it might have, it is a pleasure to see it. We were in the Font-de Gaume cave (make sure you wait outside to get tickets before it opens) and saw a hand, reaching out to... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2010

For the second time we visited these caves, not the most famous, but of great value, because this caves will show you pictures of humans. There are only three caves in this valley with pictures of humans. This cave consist two parts, the first, with stalagmites like macaroni, the second part, with beautiful prehistoric pictures, but forbidden to take pictures.

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