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7. Combined : Grand Roc + Laugerie-Basse

Date: Friday 21 apr 2017 - Friday 30 Jun 2017

Guided tours of the Grand Roc cave and unaccompanied tours of the two Laugerie Basse shelters (both are UNESCO world heritage sites) at a special reduced rate. Plan your visit to Grand Roc and discover Laugerie-Basse at your convenience. (Tickets are valid for a single entry until the end of the calendar year).

Choose the combined ticket and discover the secrets of a cliff that is a trip back in time.

Grand Roc cave
Discover on April 29th, 1924 by Jean Maury, the Grand Roc cave was opened to the public in 1927.
It opens halfway up an impressive cliff overlooking the Vézère Valley at Les Eyzies.

One walks through a veritable mineral forest formed by an impressive variety and density of crystallisations rarely equalled in other caves. In places flowstone carpets the floor. Stalactites, some delicate, some imposing and translucent, hang from the ceiling. Stalagmites sprout from the floor, sometimes meeting to form columns. One is also struck by all the excentric deposits and curtains enhanced by a light intensifying the concretions’ colours.

Interior : guided tours only - 40 minutes

Laugerie-Basse rock shelters

A prehistoric archaeological site on the UNESCO World Heritage list

Just a short distance from the Grand Roc cave, in Les Eyzies de Tayac, the Laugerie Basse rock shelters
This prehistoric site dating from 15,000 BC to 10,000 BC, has served as a reference for pre-historians the world over. The many archaeological vestiges discovered here bear witness to unparalleled cultural and artistic activity in the region, and in Europe. The exceptional variety of the many decorated objects perfectly illustrates the quality of the drawings of prehistoric “modern” humans.
The family visit allowing you to discover all the richness of this site begins with a 3D video projection describing its main features (geology, archaeology, lifestyles and symbolic expression): an opportunity to get a closer view from every angle of the objects that make Laugerie Basse famous.
Then using a tablet (at extra charge), young and old are invited to carry out an amusing virtual archaeological dig to discover this site in enhanced reality just as it was thousands of years ago, with videos and audio comments.

Outdoor visit - no time limit
Unaccompanied tour of the Laugerie Basse shelters.
Optional rental of digital tablets at the welcome desk


1st of September > 2nd of November 10h to 13h & 14h to 18h, every day
3rd of November > 31th of December 10h to 12h30 & 14h to 17h, evry day except on Monday*

*Open every day during scholar vacations, closed on 25th of December and on January

» Last admission one hour before closing time «


ADRESS : 35 minutes by car from Montignac (Lascaux II cave)
Grotte du Grand Roc
Avenue de Laugerie, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France

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