Lascaux II, Montignac

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Lascaux II features replicas of the famed Lascaux Cave's 17,000-year-old Paleolithic paintings, which are only 200 m (650 ft) away. Discovered in 1940 and opened to the public in 1948, the original cave attracted 1,200 visitors a day. By 1955, carbon dioxide and light had begun to damage the paintings. In 1963, the cave was shut down to preserve the art. The museum opened in 1983. Look for a replica of the cave's Great Hall of Bulls and the Painted Gallery. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Montignac using our trip planner.
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  • I enjoy visiting this place as it is great for people loving prehistory as it is one of the most beautiful artistic cave in the world. Even if it is not the real one, it is not important. A place to s...  more »
  • Do not go during the holidays unless you like the long queues... It's interesting and well done
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  • The whole experience was spellbinding. It's a very special place. We had booked our tour and an English speaking guide by e-ticket in advance and he spoke clearly, took care with the participants and ...  more »
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  • Brand new high tech visitor centre (opened Dec 2016) and guided tours, also digital tablet to translate and explain. Superbly well conceived and thought provoking. Excellent cafe too.
  • A brilliant reproduction of one of the most significant pre-history cave art sites. Excellent guide provided many thought provoking theories of the meaning (if any) of the depictions.
  • Met cette article sur Google translate si vous êtes Français The replicas of the caves were fine, but the treatment of the animals seemed ( at least to me) horribly grotesque. In French, here it is: (pardon) Le condition des animaux là, c'était vraiment horrible et grotesque. The cows there were underfed, their ribs sticking sharply out for all to see, the ground was hard and probably uncomfortable, the food there was scarce, and water? Oh noooooo cows don't need THAT. There was this one bull, I remember, he was lying on his side, with a swollen wound on his side (from being punctured by something) that was just oozing blood and pus, and the flies were all over it. And the flies, those were the worst part. In those would-be soft, beautiful kind eyes of a cow, instead there were thousands of flies attempting to get at the moisture in those glassed-over spheres, because the sun was unbearable, and guess who didn't have any shade? My experience was in July of last year, so I hope it's changed by now. Either that, or the cows have died and Lascaux is showing their skeletons, because they probably wouldn't notice. So delete this comment and keep all the good ones, giving bonuses to your employees for putting good reviews, but that won't help those cows, will it? Because obviously you won't. (*drops mic)
  • This is a fascinating place to visit. This replicates the first two Chambers. It is an exact replica down to the centimeter using the painting techniques they used originally to paint the caves. It should be noted that you can't go into the original caves due to the human interaction with a human breath that causes decay of the paintings Just a note to Future Travelers - they are building another replica of the caves just outside of town. This replica will have more chambers. Our group was told that the completion date of this new facility will be done around December of 2016. Here's a note specifically for photographers. No photography is allowed.
  • Beautiful reproduction, informative tour.

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