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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  • 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 »
  • The Combarelles cave is a very narrow, low-ceilinged, zigzagging, 160 meter deep tunnel decorated with over 800 engravings and drawings. Decorations start 70 meters from the entrance, subjects depicte...  more »
  • If you want to see every possible cave, then go see it. You must line up at 6:45 in the a.m. In high season at the office at Font de Gaume to get tickets. Do not see this one unless you have seen Rouf...  more »