Grotte de Lascaux

Lascaux cave near Montignac

Lascaux cave, discovered in September 1940 by 4 teenagers who descended into the prehistoric cave, discovered cave paintings made by Paleolithic man, more than 17,000 years ago.

Today visitors can visit a replica of the Lascaux cave, Lascaux 4, which opened to the public in December 2016.

The original Lascaux cave is a closed site to enable the original prehistoric cave paintings to remain intact. The cave became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979.

Opening hours and entrance fees for Lascaux Caves 4



Grottes de Lascaux 4, 46 D704E1, 24290 Montignac

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