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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  • I feel very lucky to have seen the Font-de-Gaume. If you have just a little bit of interest of pre-history... This is one of those places on the planet that just... a wonder unknown. It´s an ode to na...  more »
  • When we have the chance to be part of the privileged, limited every day, who can visit this cave and that off season, not many, we benefit from a more detailed tour that the standard tour, we can appreciate!
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  • Visit in small groups of 12 people maximum. Meet immersed in the world of our ancestors. The place is magical, we forget everything else. Depending on the lighting colors and reliefs are different. Fabulous realize our brain at some point made the point and the animals themselves see. Many thanks to our guide, Stephanie passionate and exciting. The visit is too short, we have emerged a bit frustrated about not having all seen but promised US GREAT. Hat gentlemen our ancestors you are true artists.
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