Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure, Arcy-sur-Cure

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Traverse down into the bowels of the earth in the caves at Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure, containing some of the oldest known stone paintings in the world. Pass between columns, giant rooms with stalactites, and underground lakes to view ancient cave paintings over 30,000 years old. Explore the many rooms with their narrow passages, many of which are accessible by wheelchair. Plan to see Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure and other attractions that appeal to you using our Arcy-sur-Cure trip planner .
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  • Very beautiful caves with a guide who can explain well the story. Beautiful paint well kept children are thrilled to recommended
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  • Excellent tour for those who love the authentic cave paintings caves the guide is ultra interesting I preferred the d Arcy rather than Lascaut caves that are very well made reproductions
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  • The cave is home to prehistoric cave paintings, which are between 28,000 and 33,000 years old. Unfortunately, before the discovery of these fragile drawings, around 80% of the paintings were destroyed by cleaning. The cave itself is very extensive, can be seen also a negative imprint of a child's hand, many formations of stalactites and stalagmites, as well as an underground lake in addition to the paintings, where blind transparent water crustacean should live. The guide takes about an hour, seems quite rushed by the Director and superficial, there is hardly time to look at the paintings or the underground landscape. Very worth! Because not always guided tours take place, it may be that you longer need to wait on the next tour (the Internet information is a basic orientation, but not exactly). You can while away wonderful time of waiting, by along walking on the river cure, where you can enjoy not only the idyllic river landscape, but can also see various other cave entrances and caves.
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