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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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“cave drawings” (24 reviews)
“train ride” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, France
+33 5 53 05 41 71
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend a couple of hours with children 6 and 8 who enjoyed the experience with the electric train ride into the cave. This is the real deal so prepare for darkness and bring a jumper. We arrived a few minutes before it...More

Thank Mooeyj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot really add much more than some previous excellent reviews. The experience was humbling - the thought that such brilliant drawings were made so many millennia ago by people with first-hand experience of seeing woolly mammoths, rhinos etc.moving about he land. We were fortunate...More

Thank BarbaryCoaster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rouffignac Cave is the real deal and should not be missed. It was discovered more than 400 years ago and has been a tourist attraction since the 19th Century, as evidenced by the graffiti on many of the walls. The current owner has done everything...More

Thank Woodroad
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a very good site for seeing prehistoric cave drawings. You actually get to within 2 meters of the cave roof drawings and 3 meters of the wall drawings. The tour intakes place on a tram ride about 1 kilometer in. It is narrated...More

Thank skatecreekrd
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We are an English-speaking couple who toured the cave with our infant son. We enjoyed the tour very much, and the train ride was enjoyable for our son. The tours are only offered in French. The staff takes a lunch break between noon and 2...More

Thank stellabellina
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very interesting caves. So much better than the pictures you see online and in magazines. Well worth the trip. We went that same morning and got in ok. Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank iris1617
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is definitely the cave I would recommend in the region if you want to see real cave art. The tour takes you on a railway through the caves and you get off at various point to view the stunning ancient drawings. The guide was...More

1  Thank Alice M
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We knew that there were several caves in this area of France with very good prehistoric drawings, and we aren't drawn to big tourist traps like Lascaux, so the cave at Rouffignac was the perfect alternative for us. We were accompanied by a private guide...More

2  Thank gailgoldenjewelry
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Got here first thing in the morning and very glad we did as there was a queue before the cave was even open and it continued to fill up. Once your time is called you make your way to the train that takes you into...More

1  Thank DorsetBert
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Grotte de Rouffignac fulfilled a longstanding dream of mine to visit one of the caves where Cro-Magon artists left their artwork. Grotte de Rouffignac is special in several ways: 1. the drawings here likely represent the work of only a handful of artists over a...More

Thank JackIndo
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Can I do a self tour rather than paying over $140 for this day trip? How do I get to the caves from Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac
15 March 2017|
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.
Alison T
Do we need to get up early & queue for tickets? Major sites in this area seem to need pre booking months ahead or a really early start with no guarantee of entry.
26 July 2015|
Response from DrBernardc | Reviewed this property |
Hello You can only book tickets from 9 AM at the box office , for the Day . There is no pre booking . Regards Bernard
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