Since his opening in 2016, the Lascaux IV site, also called the International Center for Cave Art, offers a unique experience and a true immersion in the Prehistory. Head to Montignac-Lascaux in the Dordogne to explore the replica of the Lascaux cave in its entirety!

What is the International Center for Cave Art?

Lascaux IV: the complete replica of the original cave

Since its closure to the public in 1963, the Lascaux cave can no longer be visited: the prehistoric paintings are thus preserved. But it is still possible to discover them thanks to the sites reproduced in Montignac-Lascaux, in Dordogne, very close to the original site:

A new space for a new experience


Opened in 2016, the International Center for Cave Art offers different spaces and exhibition rooms for a complete immersion in the prehistoric era.

In addition to the visit to the reproduction of Cave and all its paintings, the different spaces of the site invite visitors to deepen their discoveries with a workshop, a theater, But also A movie theater.

In particular, it is a question of links between parietal art and contemporary art, and heritage of the first men. With its atypical architecture and its semi-buried building of more than 8 m², perfectly integrated into the environment of the Lascaux cave, the International Center for Cave Art offers an extraordinary adventure.

How do visits to the International Center for Cave Art work?

Free wandering or with a guide? Several possibilities are offered to visitors to Lascaux IV.

  • The traditional guided tour : discovery of the cave and the scenographic spaces of the Center (workshop, theater, cinema, immersion room).
  • The “prestige” visit by torch lasting 2 hours, with a guide. A wander full of mysteries!
  • The narrated visits in explorer mode, which are aimed at children.
  • The “Cave Art & Gastronomy” visit : the discovery of the cave accompanied by an exceptional meal punctuated with anecdotes about Lascaux and Prehistory.

Coming to the International Center for Cave Art: ticketing and timetables

Book your tickets online

To visit Lascaux IV, consider purchasing your tickets online in advance. In addition to benefiting from a preferential rate, you will be able to choose your day and time slot. A real time saver, especially during the holidays.

To enjoy other activities during your stay in the Dordogne, opt for the combined ticket or a pass. You will thus be able to discover other riches of the Black Périgord, like the shelter of Laugerie-Basse and Thot park.

When to come to the International Center for Cave Art?

The Center is open all year round, except for a few weeks of closure in January. Before planning your visit and booking, remember to consult opening hours, variable depending on the time of year. For example, closing is later in the middle of the summer season.


Also note that the last visits begin no later than 2 hours before the place closes its doors.

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