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A Prehistoric Art Masterpiece

I've been here a couple of times now and it is worth the effort, but you cannot prebook and must... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ripon, United Kingdom
Real McCoy

This is the the real thing. Not just copies for the tourist money. What you see here is tens of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allan M
Newhaven, United Kingdom
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The Font-de-Gaume cave is a marvellous example of prehistoric art from the Madgalenian period with a truly remarkable group of polychrome wall paintings and engravings. For reasons of conservation, the number of visitors is limited to 180 each day...more
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4 avenue des Grottes, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
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Reviewed yesterday

I've been here a couple of times now and it is worth the effort, but you cannot prebook and must queue from about 7 am to get the strictly limited 62 tickets. These are on a first-come-first-served basis and you must physically be there, so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not. Font-de-Gaume was on my itinerary for touring Vezere Valley prehistoric sites, but it turned out to be impossible to get into unless I was willing to come really early to get in line for tickets. The tickets are not sold online, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the the real thing. Not just copies for the tourist money. What you see here is tens of thousands of years old. OK, they do make it difficult, They could keep the number of visitors low by putting the admission price high, they...More

1  Thank Allan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few Paleolithic caves with paintings still open to the public . Not to be missed . The bison and horses are inspiring . Note that all persons lining up fro tickets have to be present and seated on numbered seats at the...More

1  Thank nishRad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As with Les Combarelles and Le Cap Blanc, the Font de Gaume Cave has restricted access. Located just outside the town of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, the Cave allows only about 70 visitors per day, divided into groups of 11 or smaller. No reservations are accepted in...More

2  Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit in order to see actual cave paintings. The hype is real, as many other caves are limited in what they allow access to. But the stories of getting there early are real. They only hand out something like 52 tickets each...More

1  Thank ColoTravellers
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We visited at the end of May and getting to the line about 8:30am meant that we received tickets 48 and 49 out of 52 issued for the day. We actually enjoyed talking to the people in the line and met up with several of...More

2  Thank davisellu
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We got up at 6am to get online early to be assured of getting in. We got online at 7 and were the first people there but in the next 30 min another 30-40 people were inline behind us and this was on a Wednesday...More

5  Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Font de Gaume is one of the most significant painted caves in France still open to the public. I arrived at 7:20am for the Monday English tours and was number 10 when the office opened at 9:30. I got on the first tour of the...More

3  Thank cik201
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

This is a must see and do in the area but you must arrive 2.5 hours early to get a ticket into the cave. They only allow 52 people per day go in and it was sold out by 9am the ticket office doesn’t open...More

2  Thank Meghan C
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Laurie F
13 June 2018|
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Response from Deb D | Reviewed this property |
It is not possible to make reservations or purchase tickets in advance. Get there early the day you wish to view. I'd recommend that you get there a minimum of an hour before opening, more if you can.
6 June 2018|
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Response from Alex M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you should schedule your tour as far in advance as possible especially in the busy Summer season