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Lascaux and prehistory

Vézère Valley

The Vézère Valley or "Prehistoric Valley" includes some of the most interesting and famous prehistoric sites in the world within a radius of some fifty kilometres. Fifteen of these sites are listed as World Heritage with UNESCO. The 400,000 years of human occupation in the Vézère Valley make it one of the cradles of European civilisation.
The area's museums and archaeological deposits help enrich your discovery of our ancestors' lifestyle.
Caves and rock shelters were an ideal medium for prehistoric man's artistic expression, and this ancient artwork can be admired in a number of prehistoric sites along the valley.

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Site préhistorique de Castel-Merle

SERGEAC

Abri Cro-Magnon

LES EYZIES

Grotte de Font-de-Gaume

LES EYZIES

Abri de Cap-Blanc

MARQUAY

Lascaux II

MONTIGNAC

L'Abri du Poisson

LES EYZIES

Gisement du Moustier

PEYZAC-LE-MOUSTIER

Reservations required. Information available at the reservation service of the ‘Font de Gaume’ cave.

Gisement de La Micoque

LES EYZIES

The Micoque archaeological deposit is the oldest site in the Vézère Valley and a fundamental element in our understanding of the beginning of the P

Gisement de La Ferrassie

SAVIGNAC-DE-MIREMONT

Its reference stratigraphy shows evidence of a human presence here dating from approximately 50,000 BC.