Site/monument
at LE BUGUE

Grotte de Bara Bahau – Le Sanctuaire de l'Ours

In Le Bugue near Les Eyzies, come and contemplate the prehistoric cave of Bara-Bahau (pronounced "barraba-ou" in Occitan). Discovered in 1951, it presents three strings of large engraved animals, horses, bears, reindeer, aurochs, ibexes, dating back 15 years. “Ribambelle” because fresco refers more to paintings and friezes to small engravings. But Bara-Bahau, precisely, displays neither one nor the other.
Engraved on three superimposed levels, the animals decrease in size as we get closer to the ground, undoubtedly due to a lack of room for maneuver on the part of the artists, operating while standing, sitting or almost lying down. Another curiosity: the essential contours but also the manes, the ganaches and, inside the silhouettes, parallel tracings made with the fingers which underline the shapes and volumes, themselves carried by the reliefs of the wall, thus giving life to the drawings.
We speak: French, English

Rankings; Labels

  • Private museum
  • Saved sector
  • Listed historic sites and monuments

Themes:

  • Archeology

Visit

Average duration of the individual visit: 45 min.
Average duration of the group visit: 45 min.
Minimum group size: 5 person(s)
Minimum group size: 10 people

Language(s) of the visit

French, English

Opening

Opening hours from July 07 to August 31, 2024
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
MondayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from September 01 to September 29, 2024
TuesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Opening hours from October 19 to November 03, 2024
TuesdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
WednesdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
ThursdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
FridayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.
SundayOpen from 14 a.m. to 17 p.m.

Prices

PricesMin.Max.
Full price
6 €7.5 €
Child rate
4.8 €5.3 €

Payment methods

  • Payment cards
  • French bank and postal checks
  • French "Chèques vacances"
  • Cash

Services

Equipments

  • Picnic area.
  • Coach parking

Services

Address

Bara-Bahau Road
24260 THE BUGUE
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