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Lascaux II

24290, Montignac, France
+33 5 53 51 95 03
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Lascaux IV and The Art of the Caves in Sarlat
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Lascaux II is the facsimile of the original cave. It is an exact copy of the 2 main halls of Lascaux, closed to the public in 1963. It contains 90% of the paintings of Lascaux. The Lascaux II tour is guided and lasts 40 minutes.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“original cave” (58 reviews)
“english tour” (64 reviews)
“the real thing” (42 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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24290, Montignac, France
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+33 5 53 51 95 03
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"original cave"
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"english tour"
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"the real thing"
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"buy tickets"
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"tourist office"
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"ticket office"
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"exact copy"
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"minute tour"
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"amazing caves"
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"prehistoric art"
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"cro magnon"
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"font de gaume"
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"small group"
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"high season"
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"worth the effort"
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"speak french"
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"replica"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting visit with an English speaking guide who made things come to life very well. The cave is a copy of the original, but is dark whilst the guide lights the images with a torch. Being elderly, our group were warned...More

2  Thank Crainie
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The site itself is a MUST- fascinating, thrilling and moving. However, the only visits off season were in French and our guide (who was otherwise excellent) kept complaining we were being too loud in translating to our kids. Seriously? Two tweens behaving perfectly, being curious...More

1  Thank Dora B
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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Lascaux II, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your review. The atmosphere in the cave can easily be disturbed by the slightest noise. This is why our guides are concerned about keeping the silence throughout the visit.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

A wonderful experience - it’s incredible to think that these paintings were completed 20k years ago and survived ! The scale of the paintings was spectacular - apparently scaffolding was needed by the prehistoric people who painted these. Range of colours was impressive - 15...More

3  Thank Deirdre_dines
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Previous reviews have said it all about this amazing experience. Congratulations to France and the French people for providing the facility which showcases this precious prehistoric cave.

1  Thank lok234
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

This is an unbelievable experience. The original caves were discovered during WWII. The caves that we now see have been replicated using the original techniques. The experience is magnificent and the clarity just blows our minds. These were done by very early, 17,000 years ago....More

1  Thank 141LeeB
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

What an amazing new centre and exact copy of the original caves, built to save destruction of the original caves Once you have visited Lascaux 2 do not visit any others as they will be totally disappointing.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I thought this would be a boring visit to a badly recreated, fake looking cave. Instead, it was a fascinating view into a faithful recreation of the nearby caves. Great lessons in the local geology and anthropology, as well as pointing out how much we...More

1  Thank Josh S
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Although this is a reproduction it was nevertheless fascinating. If you go there, you know what you are going to so I won’t go on. Despite being assured that one of us wouldn’t be able to translate for the other as there was ‘strict slience’,...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Better than Lascaux IV, which has become sort of a Disneyland, this one is worth seeing. Try to go in October or so when not so many people will also try to go. Also: if your sense of balance is challenged as is mine, hold...More

2  Thank Claude041
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

As several people have said this is all a bit confusing. 1) Lascaux 1 is the original cave discovered in 1940. It is not accessible today because of damage to the original paintings. 2) Lascaux 2 is a couple of hundred yards down the hill...More

10  Thank angsanaWincanton
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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Lascaux II, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your review. To be more specific, you can book online your tickets or buy it on site on the day.

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Suzi M
15 February 2018|
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Response from Josh S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Suzi, Sorry about the delay in my reply- I was traveling. Two hours should be enough to see the caves. You may have to pass on some of the exhibits, but it will still be worth it.
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Linda D
2 October 2017|
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Response from Semitour | Property representative |
For this period, there is an english tour everyday at 11:30. We advise you to book online to get your ticket.
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thechens83
27 September 2017|
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Response from hille28 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we drove as well. It was about 1.5 hours from Perigeaux if that helps.
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