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Cave of Font-de-Gaume

4 avenue des Grottes, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
+33 5 53 06 86 00
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Super worth the get there early ticket line

Hard to visit if you don't follow my advise, tickets sold at 9;30 to the line that starts forming... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Frisco, Colorado
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Remarkable​, astonishing unmissable!!!

À remarkable collection of over 200 engravings and polychromatic paintings (black, ochre and brown... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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4 avenue des Grottes, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
+33 5 53 06 86 00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hard to visit if you don't follow my advise, tickets sold at 9;30 to the line that starts forming at 8:00. Only 52 tickets per day and difficult reservation process so go early. Really worth the effort and the close -up view of the 14,000...More

Thank robertsphilippe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

À remarkable collection of over 200 engravings and polychromatic paintings (black, ochre and brown) from the Magdalenian era (c. 15,000 BC), still opened to the public. Other similar caves are closed to the public.

Thank annonymus800
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Font de Gaume is a fascinating trip into pre-historic cave art. From the USA, I emailed the museum months before our visit to obtain tickets. Our tour guide spoke English and explained to us about the cro magnon and how they used the contours...More

Thank TravelinLady_77
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The caves are quite stunning. The art was so much bigger than I had anticipated and the level of detail in some animals is incredible, especially as it had been preserved for 15,000 years. Get there early for a ticket (before 9) and make sure...More

Thank DrAndrewSt
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a superb cave - I found it far more moving and involving than the big Lascaux IV site, although it helps to have visited Lascaux before Fond de Gaume to learn about the cave paintings in general. Only small groups are admitted (book...More

1  Thank JMVB
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The cave art is outstanding, the site is reasonably easy to access, the tour groups are small, and you want to visit before it is closed with just a facsimile to visit. With a bit of planning you can also visit the other caves which...More

3  Thank rob2269
Reviewed 23 January 2017

To see the engravings made by people 16,000 years ago is an awe inspiring experience . The quality of the work, the way in which they use the shapes in the rock to fit their chosen image is so skillful, but for me it was...More

1  Thank P1263LOchris
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I feel very lucky to have seen the Font-de-Gaume. If you have just a little bit of interest of pre-history... This is one of those places on the planet that just... a wonder unknown. It´s an ode to nature, expressions of the humble recognition of...More

Thank Cee F
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Grotto de Font-de-Gaune is the only shot we had to look at real 25,000-14,000 year old prehistoric polychrome cave paintings. The steep climb was rewarded by a 12 person at-a-time walking tour into the bowels of the underground caverns. The guided tour is in French...More

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed 23 October 2016

One of the very few places to see the real, original cave paintings. Very few are allowed in so reserve ahead or show up in person before they open in the morning. Only one ticket per person, so make sure you are all there.

Thank Steve L
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Is Font-de-Gaume open on Saturdays?
29 April 2017|
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Response from P1263LOchris | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in January this year, it was a definite no, which we found odd, but clear! Whether that changes later in the year, I don't know. Information on the web is minimal, unclear and contradictory. Best way is... More
Kaajal B
How does one reserve the tickets to Font-de-Gaume ahead of time?
12 March 2017|
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Response from JMVB | Reviewed this property |
There's no online booking, although I assume they will set this up eventually. It's hard for me to respond precisely as I gather I can't quote contact links! The cave's website gives its phone number and postal address, and... More
April H
How do we get there using public transportation?
20 December 2016|
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Response from Cee F | Reviewed this property |
Catch a hike with one of the proud locals!
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