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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  • Grotto de Font-de-Gaune is the only shot we had to look at real 25,000-14,000 year old prehistoric polychrome cave paintings. The steep climb was rewarded by a 12 person at-a-time walking tour into th...  more »
  • We arrived at 9: 00 for an opening at 9:30 and we almost do not have spaces. We have accepted a visit in English for the chance to visit this amazing site! Very moving visit. The drawings are within reach of eyes.
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  • One of the very few places to see the real, original cave paintings. Very few are allowed in so reserve ahead or show up in person before they open in the morning. Only one ticket per person, so make ...  more »