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Combined : LASCAUX II + Parc du Thot

Date: Saturday 4 apr 2020 - Sunday 3 May 2020 Show map

Visit the cave of Lascaux II and discover prehistoric animals to Le parc du Thot (located at 15mn)


When Lascaux is finally closed in 1963, the daring project to rebuilt it identically was born, in order to allow visitors to discover this jewel of the World Heritage of Humanity.
In 1983, Lascaux II opens the doors and will become the first and unique replica of a cave in the whole world, representing both most famous galleries : the Hall of the Bulls and the Axial Diverticule reproduced perfectly with an impressive accuracy. Located a few meters away from the original cave, Lascaux II will welcome you now for a special toor, closer to the original cave.
This special tour will lead you to the sanctuarized hill of Lascaux and will make you start your journey at the front door of Lascaux original. Then, your guide will take you to Lascaux II where you will enjoy, with a small group, the strenght and privacy of this replica. You will take the time to appreciate the character of Lascaux, to understand the place of this masterpiece in the Prehistory era and the evolution of Man and his tools. An intimate tour, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, a privileged experience of Lascaux through a in-depth visit.

Bring warm clothes, the cave temperature is 13 ° C.
1h00 guided tour.
Group of 30 people maximum.
The cave is unfortunately not accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.


Located in Thonac (9 km away from Lascaux), it is an interpretation center for prehistory with a museum area and an animal park. The place helps questioning Cro-Magnon’s life and the importance of his relationship with animals.
In the museum you will discover the replicas of the 5 pannels of the Nave of Lascaux as well as the “Scene of the Pit” and the many engravings thanks to a black light.

Then comes the augmented reality animation. Step back in the past to discover extinct species of animals.
A 3D film about climate from early prehistory to nowadays.

You will be able to challenge other visitors on knowledge about prehistory with a digital tablet.
Outside, have a walk in the animal park to meet species in relation with the ones painted on the walls of Lascaux : aurochs, deer, Tarpan and Prjewalski horses, bisons...

During school holidays, le Thot offers participative workshops for families : cave painting, excavation, flint cutting, hunting like a Cro-Magnon, making of jewels or of a grease lamp.

The visit is not guided (about 1h30) - Picnic area - Disabled access indoors - Free car park - Toilets.

OFFICIAL WEB SITE --> Le Parc du Thot <--


09/02 > 05/04 10h-12h30 à 14h30-17h30
06/04 > 07/07 10h à 18h
08/07 > 30/08 10h à 19h30
31/08 > 03/11 10h à 18h
04/11 > 05/01/20 10h à 17h

Closed on 25th of December 2019
Last admission 1h before closing down
Open all day during scholars vacations

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