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Grottes de Cougnac

Closed Now: 10:00 - 11:30, 14:30 - 17:00
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Fascinating, different than many other caves

The small stalactites create an otherworldly feel, and the cave paintings are 10,000 years older... read more

Reviewed yesterday
miami beach
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Fascinating and not too crowded

Having been to other caves in the area we expected queues but only had to wait until next available... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emily M
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Lieu Dit Cougnac, 46300 Payrignac, Gourdon, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The small stalactites create an otherworldly feel, and the cave paintings are 10,000 years older than Lascaux, so quite a treat!

Thank markusinmiami
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to other caves in the area we expected queues but only had to wait until next available tour, around 20 minutes. Weren't sure if we were going to get an english translation but the guide's english was excellent. Explanations were very in depth...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 19 July 2018

You can have the geological and prehistorical wonders of the Perigord area in just one visit. I liked the "macaronis" stalactites, there are thousands and we could see also ancient mans paintings.

Thank Radu A
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We visited these caves as they are just down the road from where we are staying and what an amazing place! Such stunning scenery. It’s not as big as some of the other grottos in the area and the caves aren’t as majestic but they...More

Thank Aleksandra W
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

No English translation by the guide but it's France so really I should be trying to learn French. Amazing old cave paintings worth a visit

Thank Carl K
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

this is one of the lesser known grotto/caves so you can see the origna 30000 oldl cave paintings , many of the other sites are only showing copies. The tour was in French with highlights in English. the caves are full of stalagmites and stalactites...More

1  Thank Clinton N
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We went to two caves when we spent a week in the Dordogne and we were so happy that we went to this one first. It has a smaller, mom-and-pop feel but the guide was as knowledgable and informative as any at the bigger caves...More

1  Thank arleigh1234
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The tour of these caves consists of two parts. First is a very nice, basic, stalactite/stalagmite series of chambers. These are modest in scale -- no huge structures, but very beautiful in a fairy-landish sort of way. Second, and not physically connected with the first,...More

Thank dennisfr
Reviewed 5 January 2018

If you are traveling near the Gourdon region, I highly recommend you stop here. The experience is truly one of a kind and very awe inspiring.

Thank TBSoCal71
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The first cave is a geological curisoity, but quite evocative. The cave has ben rigged with lights to illuminate the stalactites The second cave with the paintings is astounding. There are better paintings in other caves, but this one has a lot to offer and...More

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Response from Alexandre W | Reviewed this property |
No, you can't but there's a short walk outside to go to the 2nd cave.
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