You plan to visit the Lascaux cave and its cave art center ? Find here all the practical information you may need to organize your vacation and your visit: opening hours, but also prices depending on the activities that interest you.

When to visit Lascaux? Opening periods and hours

The Lascaux cave: open all year round

Except for a few days of closure in January, the cave art center and the Lascaux cave located in Montignac-Lascaux welcome you all year round. Good news for those who wish to come to the Dordogne during the holidays, as well as for those who plan their stay out of season or at the weekend.

To remember :

It is advisable to book online before coming to Lascaux to be sure of accessing the site in the desired time slot, and to benefit from more advantageous rates.

Detailed timetables according to the periods

During the day, at night or early in the morning? Choose your time slot to visit Lascaux:

Opening hours from July 08 to November 04, 2024
Tuesday Open from 08 p.m. to 21:30 p.m.
Monday Open from 08 p.m. to 21:30 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 08 p.m. to 21:30 p.m.
Thursday Open from 08 p.m. to 21:30 p.m.
Friday Open from 08 p.m. to 21:30 p.m.
Saturday Open from 08 p.m. to 21:30 p.m.
Sunday Open from 08 p.m. to 21:30 p.m.
Opening hours from July 29 to August 25, 2024
Tuesday Open from 08 a.m. to 22 p.m.
Monday Open from 08 a.m. to 22 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 08 a.m. to 22 p.m.
Thursday Open from 08 a.m. to 22 p.m.
Friday Open from 08 a.m. to 22 p.m.
Saturday Open from 08 a.m. to 22 p.m.
Sunday Open from 08 a.m. to 22 p.m.
Opening hours from August 26 to November 03, 2024
Tuesday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Monday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Thursday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Friday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Saturday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Sunday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Opening hours from November 04, 2024 to January 05, 2025
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Monday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.

TO KNOW…

The last entry is possible up to two hours before closing of the site.

What are the prices for visiting Lascaux?

The visits offered in Lascaux are free for a child under 5 years old. And for older children? Prices vary depending on the areas to be discovered: the Lascaux IV cave alone, or a combined visit with other emblematic places in the Périgord Noir, around Montignac-Lascaux.

Also remember to ask reduced rates on site for students, job seekers and people with disabilities, upon presentation of proof.

Visit to Lascaux IV

The discovery of Lascaux IV is a must-see in Dordogne since its opening in 2016. Indeed, the cave art center reproduces all of the paintings discovered in Lascaux.

Individual rates:

Prices Min. Max.
Full price
22 € -
Full price
21 € -
Full price
32.9 € -
Child rate
14.5 € -
Combined ticket
26.2 € -
Combined ticket
17.2 € -
Combined ticket
21.5 € -
Full price
38.5 € -
Child rate
25.2 € -

In groups, prices are €10 for school children up to 12 years old and €15,80 for those aged 13 and over.

Take advantage of tickets combined with other prehistoric sites

Combined ticket Lascaux IV and Parc du Thot

The twin ticket allows you to benefit from a more advantageous rate to visit the Lascaux cave and meet the animals of the Thot park.

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Combined ticket Lascaux IV and Laugerie-Basse

Laugerie-Basse is a rock shelter, as there are many in the Dordogne, where you can discover how Cro-Magnon man lived.

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Take advantage of passes for Lascaux and other prehistoric sites

Prehistory Pass

The prehistory pass includes a visit to the cave of Lascaux, Parc du Thot and Laugerie-basse.

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Geology pass

With the geology pass, you will be entitled to several visits: Lascaux, Thot park, Laugerie-basse and Grand-Roc (mineral cave listed as a UNESCO world heritage site). A great discovery of the riches of the Vézère valley!

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