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Grotte du Pech-Merle, Cabrerets

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Cave Historic Site
At Grotte du Pech-Merle, one of the few of Upper Paleolithic caves in France still open to the public, view children's footprints preserved in what was once clay, over 0.8 km (0.5 mi) underground. Amidst the stalagmites, stalactites, and other natural formations, view iconic cave paintings of spotted horses and woolly mammoths. Red handprints reach out to you from prehistoric times. Plexiglas protects the paintings and prints, but you can still come within inches of these remnants of the Gravettian culture, which was in existence around 25,000 BCE. English tours must be booked in advance, and slots fill up quickly. The drive to get here is long, on steep, one-lane country roads. Using our online itinerary creator, Cabrerets attractions like Grotte du Pech-Merle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Went here when we're heading south from a visit to Rocamadour this was brilliant we had to wait for a bit the cafe is there so had a coffee the tour was in France but had the translation booklet , the...  more »
  • my wife and i found the tour very interesting, even though the guide only spoke french he spent time pointing out the various great items to see. well worth a visit  more »
  • We had pre-booked the visit to the cave, given the limited English tours conducted in May (once a week at 11.00am?), and our driving itinerary was planned around this. We arrived 30 mins early, so it ...  more »