Abri de Cap Blanc, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Categories: Caves, Ruins, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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A prehistoric rock shelter and World Heritage Site, Abri de Cap Blanc features animal sculptures dating from the Magdalenian era. Discovered in 1908, the shelter was first excavated in 1909--leading to the discovery of horse sculptures considered prehistoric masterpieces. Classified as a historical monument since 1910, the site also houses a museum nearby, devoted to the lives of the Cro-Magnon occupants. You can take a guided tour to learn more about the native people and the area's use. With our custom trip planner, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil attractions like Abri de Cap Blanc can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • After a pleasant walk down the hill to the site, you enter through a gift shop and small museum to visit the sculpture/frieze on the wall of the shelter. It is an amazing and large sculpture on the wa...  read more »
  • With the painting and printmaking, sculpture is the third parietal art. This fresco of horses cut brought the rock with the basic tools of the era is impressive. Through the guide, you will share the history of the site and the laborious nature of the first discoverers more eager to make money to respect the site. It is the only skeleton found on the site is in Chicago. Possible family visit with children to understand the story.
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  • This site, more modest than Font de Gaume and Lascaux nevertheless proposes a set of horses carved beauty. It is not necessary to book, the tour in less than an hour, but the beauty of this set leaves no one indifferent. Do not forget!
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  • Great historic landmark, with excellent tours.
  • Little things to see, but quality. All the background of the shelter is occupied by a mural carved representing horses. Lights games are cared and supported the remarks of the guide, to best assess the reliefs.
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  • Prehistoric site in the Vézère Valley, with rock art engravings of the Cro-Magnon people. The friezes are high reliefs depicting horses and bison, which, however, were slightly damaged in years of discovery and should also be reported, because of difficult identification. There is also a copy, of a skeleton originally found.
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