Grotte de Font de Gaume

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Grotte de Font de Gaume HISTORY

Grotte de Font de Gaume in Les Eyzies, France is a cave containing a series of prehistoric paintings dating back to the Stone Age.

From horses to reindeer and bison, the paintings at Grotte de Font de Gaume are truly fascinating and this is one of the few prehistoric cave sites still open to the public.

Note that some ‘paintings’ are eighteenth century rather than prehistoric, owing to previous visitors.

Grotte de Font de Gaume is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site protecting the Vezere Valley and its many prehistoric caves.

Grotte de Font de Gaume TOURIST INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS TO Grotte de Font de Gaume

Grotte de Font de Gaume is located around 1.5 km east of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil off Route D47. Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is located in the Dordogne region, southwest France, 150km south of Limoges, 175km east of Bordeaux and 220km north of Toulouse. The nearest train station is at Perigueux, 50 km north of the site and with trains from Paris and Limoges.

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Grotte de Font de Gaume OPENING TIMES AND TICKET PRICES

Grotte de Font de Gaume is open daily except Saturdays, 9:30am-5:30pm. From mid-September to mid-May, it closes for 1.5 hours at lunch (from 12:30pm). Full entry costs €6.50 or €4.50 for EU students. Under 18’s go free. There are a limited number of tickets in the peak season, so call to reserve in advance (April-Sept). It is also a good idea to make reservations for English tours.

Grotte de Font de Gaume HISTORIC INFORMATION

NAME: Grotte de Font de Gaume
CONTINENT: EUROPE
Alt Name: Font de Gaume Prehistoric Cave
Country: France
Period: Pre-History
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City/Town: Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
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Resorts: Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Bergerac,

CONTACT DETAILS

Grotte de Font de Gaume ADDRESS

Route D48 (off D47), 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France

Grotte de Font de Gaume PHONE NUMBER

05 53 06 86 07

Grotte de Font de Gaume EMAIL

reservation.prehistoire@culture.gouv.fr

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