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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.
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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Reviewed 13 February 2019

This tour was fascinating with good commentary. So amazing to be in a spectacularly reconstructed place that people created 15-20,000 years ago. The paintings were so incredible, and their use of the cave wall contours was amazing. The stories of the four boys (and dog)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

The paintings were fake. The rude guide was real. There are better (more authentic) cave visits in the area that provide better value and leave less of a sour taste in the mouth.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank markolivier
Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Lascaux II, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

We're sorry about your bad experience. We take good note of it.

Reviewed 3 November 2018

The original is closed to the public to ensure the art’s survival (humidity, germs, etc. was being tracked in by visitors and destroying the art). This exact replica makes you believe it’s the real thing. Amazing

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This was the highlight, for me, of our trip through France. This was a total reproduction of the original cave. The original cave paintings were being damaged by heat, light and people’s breath (carbon dioxide). Paintings in Lascaux II were done using the same pigments...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank N6335LEcarolh
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This is a must see when in the Dordogne! Before we knew it, we had been underground for more than 2 hours. The guide was utterly fantastic and passionate about the site. The art itself is awe-inspiring.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ed T
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We had to wait awhile for our tour to begin, but there where exhibits around to lok at, as well as the shop. Our guide joined us after a short time, and his excellent english lead us on an inpassioned trip through the history and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dick h
Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Lascaux II, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review :)

Reviewed 2 October 2018

We visited both Lascaux II and Lascaux IV. IV first which made us want to go back in and visit again but the booking office recommended Lascaux II to try for a new experience which was a fabulous choice hence I am going to comment...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Lascaux II, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for your complete review ;)

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Don't waste your time or money. A big con job, painted in the 1940's to make money. one and a half hour tour of total boredom. Cave men did not have modern torches or sharp instruments to make the so called engravings. Cave to convoluted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Lascaux II, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

You seem to know a lot about prehistory. This may explain your disappointment...

Reviewed 19 September 2018

I didn't know that it would be such an amazing experience. It's really wonderful to see what they were able to paint such a long time ago!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Took friends on supposed 'english speaking guide' tour. Unfortunately the guide was awful- his english was really bad, he waffled on about irrelevant stuff, but missed many of the key points to cover and he was rude to the visitors for talking (which they were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Lascaux II, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're sorry about this bad experience. We take note of it and will take the necessary measures.

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Venture22207396090
30 January 2019|
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Unfortunately, Lascaux II is not wheelchair accessible. But Lascaux IV is completely accessible.
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gab540
28 January 2019|
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it depends on what you are looking for. Indeed, Lascaux IV is and more interactive. It is also more complete while Lascaux II is more intimate.
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edwina1959
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Lascaux II recreate the two main halls underground.
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