Cave of LASCAUX 4

Cave of Lascaux 4 at 35 minutes from camping

doors to the public this Thursday (December 15, 2016).

It was in 1940 that the original Cave of Lascaux was discovered. More than a million visitors had the chance to discover this treasure, between 1948 and 1963.

Logical continuation given to the partial replica of Lascaux 2 opened in 1983, Lascaux 4 is an exact copy, to the millimeter near the original cavity.

his beautiful decorated cave of Lascaux, originating from the Paleolithic period, was discovered in 1940 by 4 teenagers of the time. This cavity was opened to the public in 1948, until 1963.
Following the deterioration generated by the high frequentation on the parietal frescoes, decision was taken to close the original Cave of Lascaux.


It is then that in 1983, a facsimile of this cave will be opened to the public under the name of Lascaux 2.
At the same time, in 2012, an itinerant exhibition will be born under the name of Lascaux 3.
The success of this prehistoric wealth that suggests so many lusts and attracts so many visitors, results today in the emergence of land from the Cave of Lascaux 4, which proposes a reproduction at scale 1/1 of the original cave.
By this fact, you will have the opportunity to discover the Cave of Lascaux, as these four teenagers of the time discovered it in 1940.
This “Prehistoric Versailles” is located in Montignac, in the Périgord Noir (Dordogne area), in the Vézère Valley, 25km from Sarlat.

From the campsite of La Paille Basse, you will reach Cave of Lascaux 4, through typical and magnificent Périgord landscapes.

You will cross the villages of Salignac and Saint Geniès, before arriving at destination, 35mn later.


Le Château de Hautefort (Hautefort)

Mediaeval fortress which houses a remarkable collection of furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries.


Les Jardins de l’Imaginaire 

One of the most beautiful trips in the heart of an enchanting garden.


Le Thot

Museum with fac simile of prehistoric animals. Educational workshops.


Site de Castel Merle

Occupied by the Neanderthals 85,000 years ago, and later by the Cro-Magnon 35,000 years ago. One of the highest concentrations of deposits in Europe.

Village de la Madeleine 

A village built along the cliff that tells the story of the man of -17 000 years up to now, through the Middle Ages

La Roque Saint Christophe
(Peyzac le Moustier) :

High cliff 80 m and 1 km long along the Vézère, which housed 2,000 men since prehistoric times.

Préhisto Parc 
(Tursac) :

Reproduction on a human scale of life scenes of Neanderthal man.


Musée National de la Préhistoire :
(Les Eyzies de Tayac)


Les grottes des Combarelles
 (Les Eyzies de Tayac) : 

Decorated cave whose walls have more than 200 Magdalenian prints and paintings.


Les Grottes de Font-de-Gaume :
(Les Eyzies de Tayac): 

Decorated cave whose walls have more than 200 Magdalenian prints and paintings.

L’abri de Cap Blanc
(Les Eyzies de Tayac):

Prehistoric rock-shelter with dated Magdalenian sculptures of animals.

L’abri Pataud 
(Les Eyzies de Tayac): 

One of the few prehistoric sites in the region to show a dig and present techniques archaeologists.

La Grotte de Rouffignac 
(Rouffignac Saint Cernin)
Nicknamed « 100 Mammouths cave »
Successively visited by cave bears and prehistoric men, the cave retains spectacular testimonies. More than 250 old animal figures old of 150 centuries scattered in the underground labyrinth.


Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
(Le Bugue): 

Truly the chasm cathedral.


Les Grottes de Bara Bahau
 (Le Bugue)

Caves containing many authentic sculptures, and bear claws …


Le Village du Bournat
(Le Bugue): 

Relive the life of a village in the Perigord 1900. Reconstructions of public buildings (school, post office, chapel, laundry, …) workshops of artcrafts (wood oven, windmill walnuts mill, potter, photographer, weaver wheat, etc.) and fairground rides.


You will like also

Quand souhaitez-vous venir ?

Réservez votre séjour