Grotte de Rouffignac
"The Grotte de Rouffignac is located in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin at the edge of the Vézère area, just 5 km south of the village of Rouffignac. One of the largest known caves in the world to feature cave art, and the largest of the Périgord noir, it stretches along eight kilometres. Its immense caverns feature a number of gigantic natural overhead domes and flint nodules which surprise visitors with their ""natural architecture"".
Before prehistoric man decorated the walls some 15,000 years ago, this was a hibernation spot for bears, which left their marks here in the forms of gouges and nests. Prehistoric artists drew and engraved 260 representations of bison, horses, ibexes and woolly rhinoceroses, as well as no fewer than 160 mammoths.
Discover this prehistoric sanctuary aboard an electric train as you enjoy a one-hour guided tour. The tour is exclusively explained in French...
Phone: +33 5 53 05 41 71