Grotte Préhistorique du Sorcier
"This cave is located in St Cirq, a village along the right bank of the Vézère Valley halfway between le Bugue and Les Eyzies in the Périgord Noir, an area of the Dordogne.
Discovered in 1952 nestled in a hollow along the cliff in a lush setting, la Grotte du Sorcier reveals engravings left by Magdalenian artists (between 15,000 and 17,000 years ago). Along these walls, Cro-Magnon people left engravings representing animals (bison, horses, ibex), geometric designs, and - surprisingly - a human figure, the famous sorcerer with particularly well-developed genitals. Human representations are exceedingly rare in cave art. This is considered one of the most realistic prehistoric engravings in all of Europe. This enormously important heritage has been conserved for 17,000 years within a tiny cavity. The tour is completed by a Prehistory and Paleontology gallery, where you may view authentic fl