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

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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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  • Cap Blanc is one of the best examples in France of prehistoric animal carvings, as opposed to drawings or paintings. The rock shelter is down a rather nondescript trail and is now protected by a small...  more »
  • The opportunity to see these reliefs/ sculptures in person is amazing and truly unique; a once in a lifetime moment for most of us. The guide was extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable and funny. she i...  more »
  • 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...  more »