Les Combarelles, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

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Les Combarelles, a series of caves formerly inhabited by Cro-Magnon people approximately 13,000-11,000 years ago, holds more than 600 prehistoric engravings of animals and symbols. Around the turn of last century, the galleries in the caves played a crucial role in the re-evaluation of the mental and technical capabilities of prehistoric humans. Formed by an underground river, the cave extends approximately 300 m (980 ft) long with an average width of 1 m (3.3 ft). It's open to the public, but the site only allows six people in at a time. Plan to visit Les Combarelles during your Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil vacation using our convenient Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil vacation planner.
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  • This small cave houses interesting original examples of rock art. Splendid guide, enthusiastic and well informed. An entry together with the neighbouring Cave of Font de Gaume, greater and more spectacular can buy.
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  • In the same way that Font de Gaume, the Combarelles offer a breathtaking diving in our distant past, served by exceptional guides (those of Lascaux IV would achieve an internship...) Very rich of engravings and drawings to the Combarelles him all highlighted by Thibault, our excellent guide, pointed in prehistory, precise, friendly and therefore necessarily exciting. Many thanks to him for this very nice visit. When the exception to a place meets a servant just as bright, the wonder of the visitor is never far away. The cave is very close, we are walking on some 200 m. We had right at 1:40 of visit 4 visitors (the dream), and a few bonuses that were all surprises.
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  • The drawings in the cave were fascinating, but the amenities and explanations/pictures could have been more arresting prior to the cave. Being October and cold might have added to the forlorn and deso...  more »