Grotte de Rouffignac, Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

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One of the most extensive underground cave systems in the area, Grotte de Rouffignac spans about 8 km (5 mi). Some of its 250 etchings and drawings date back more than 15,000 years. Reach the cave via a train system that takes you about 1.6 km (1 mi) into its depths. This guided tour covers the cave's history and former inhabitants. Only 550 people are allowed into the cave each day, so plan accordingly. Before you head to Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac vacation trip planner, to make sure you see all that Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac has to offer, including Grotte de Rouffignac.
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  • I cannot really add much more than some previous excellent reviews. The experience was humbling - the thought that such brilliant drawings were made so many millennia ago by people with first-hand exp...  more »
  • Rouffignac Cave is the real deal and should not be missed. It was discovered more than 400 years ago and has been a tourist attraction since the 19th Century, as evidenced by the graffiti on many of t...  more »
  • This is a very good site for seeing prehistoric cave drawings. You actually get to within 2 meters of the cave roof drawings and 3 meters of the wall drawings. The tour intakes place on a tram ride ab...  more »