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Grotte du Pech-Merle

46330 Cabrerets, France
+33 5 65 31 27 05
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Pech Merle Cave and Saint Cirq Lapopie Village Visit from Sarlat
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One of the world's finest painted prehistoric caves.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
46330 Cabrerets, France
+33 5 65 31 27 05
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fascinating prehistoric caves and a small museum. We arrived at 1145 and booked our tickets for the 1430 tour. Tours are limited to 25 people so book early (online the day before) unless you want to risk it! The place closes for lunch from 1200-1330...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cave paintings and cave formations themselves are beautiful but it seems a bit crass to build a gift shop right over the entrance and have 100s of people in there at a time. Visit a smaller cave for a more atmospheric experience.

Thank Rudy A
Reviewed 5 days ago

After having read about the Pech-Merle Cave in school books, it had always been a lifetime ambition to visit it. Unfortunately the cave did not live up to my expectation. Whilst the drawings of primitive man give an invaluable link to the past and are...More

Thank Johnspi52
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The cave paintings are stunning, I still can't believe you can get so close to these when they are 29000 years old! We visited here with our two young boys (3 yo and 1yo) while on family holiday. Despite the cave being echoey and a...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here when we're heading south from a visit to Rocamadour this was brilliant we had to wait for a bit the cafe is there so had a coffee the tour was in France but had the translation booklet , the tour took an hour...More

Thank Johng6kbs
Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and i found the tour very interesting, even though the guide only spoke french he spent time pointing out the various great items to see. well worth a visit

Thank mandr268
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had pre-booked the visit to the cave, given the limited English tours conducted in May (once a week at 11.00am?), and our driving itinerary was planned around this. We arrived 30 mins early, so it allowed us time to visit the Lemozee Museum and...More

Thank Anuj_Mithani
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The caves themselves are beautiful, but the ancient art is something unique and special. A highlight of our trip for me. Yes, you have to go on a tour but they keep each group size fairly small. The tours are in French but they give...More

1  Thank OGLH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I knew I had to see it I was disappointed by the famous cave at Lascaux because it is a replica. It was also crowded with tour groups and school groups. Honestly, it could be an attraction at Disney World. But the cave at...More

Thank rick b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Lascaux the day before but this was a very different experience. Being in the cave itself and being so close to the world-famous paintings was terrific. Yes, you are rushed through in less than an hour but since there is concern about the...More

Thank Hugh002
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Joanne J
I would like to book a tour of the Pech Merle caves in English however I cannot see how you can do this from the website as the drop down menu has all of the tours in French. How do I arrange a English tour please?
31 May 2017|
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Response from Lorna P | Reviewed this property |
Hi - the trick is to arrive early enough to see the video at the upper level of the attraction. It is subtitled. Otherwise, frankly, the plastic hand out is pretty useless as your guide is pointing stuff out on the walls... More
Barb B
We are traveling by boat down the Lot River. Where is the best place to stop, and the best way to get to the caves? (Bike? Taxi?)
11 April 2017|
Response from Bertrand D | Property representative |
The best place to stop is Bouzies (7 km from the cave, it's the closest). Then you can go to Pech Merle by bike (be careful, the last 2 km go up strong) or by taxi (see Taxi Merle, mobile 06 03 15 41 67). You can also reach... More
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Is the Cafe open for breakfast?
2 September 2016|
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Response from FnuLnu | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I do not know. The cave, however, is wonderful. If you go to the Chauvet cave in Provence, don't eat at the cafeteria. The food is awful. The cave, however, even tho it is a faux cave, is great. Have a... More