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In the footsteps of the inventors of Lascaux




This semi-urban walk will take you in the footsteps of the inventors of Lascaux, from the town of Montignac to the hill where the cave was found in 1940, before descending to the Grand Lascaux.

In the footsteps of the inventors of Lascaux

Distance : 4.5 km

Step 1

Departure from the Tourist Office, rue du 4 septembre.
Go past the old priory and take the first street on the right, "Rue du Barry". Go to the end of the street and notice the house of Marcel Ravidat, one of the inventors of Lascaux.
At the roundabout, continue straight on past a wash-house. Continue to the next roundabout, staying on the pavement, past the CIAPML car park, and turn right onto the D704 E1 towards La Chapelle Aubareil.
Leave the first road on the right: two possibilities
1 - Through the woods: cross the road and take the steps leading to the path taken by the inventors (opening in 2016). Follow it until you reach the tarmac. At the end of the wood, take the small road opposite as far as Lascaux II.
2 - Turn left at the hairpin bend to continue towards Lascaux II.
BE CAREFUL! Pending the opening of the CIAPML, the road is fairly busy, so keep to the right and stay on the shoulder.

Step 2

At Lascaux II, continue straight on past the original cave.
Go through the gate and near a farm on the left, take the track on the left and go to the end.
At the tarmac, turn left.
1 -Direct return to Montignac. Go as far as the stop sign. Cross the road and go as far as the 2nd stop sign, then turn right and take the rue du Barry into the town centre (provisional route pending the opening of the CIAPML).
2 Return via the terraces of the Centre International d'Art Pariétal de Montignac Lascaux. Turn left towards the terraces, then return to the town centre via rue du Barry.

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