Grotte de Font de Gaume, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

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Grotte de Font de Gaume features some of the best examples of France's prehistoric cave paintings outside Lascaux, which is now closed to the public. Discovered by Denis Peyrony in 1901, the paintings date from 17,000 BCE. At least 230 polychrome (colored) figures have been found here. Most depict animals, including 80 bison, 40 horses, and 20 mammoths. The most famous is a frieze of five bison, accidently discovered during a cleaning in 1966. To visit Grotte de Font de Gaume on your holiday in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, and find out what else Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil has to offer, use our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil itinerary maker.
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  • Is a privilege have contemplated on-site these beautiful paintings of the Paleolithic Superior (15,000 years of seniority) that not are reproductions. The visit is guided and in groups of twelve people. It is convenient to go to first time but in winter there is not much problem. It is a highly recommended visit for people interested in history, art and geology.
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  • Visit with our children, 9 and 5 years, extraordinary, unique cave, guide super. We loved this place full of history and mystery... to discover
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  • The cave art is outstanding, the site is reasonably easy to access, the tour groups are small, and you want to visit before it is closed with just a facsimile to visit. With a bit of planning you can ...  more »