Tour the Dordogne Lascaux II Caves. Your Dordogne tour begins with a pickup at Place Pasteur bus stop in Sarlat. Departing from Sarlat, the tour will head directly to Les Eyzies, the home of the Prehistory Museum.
- Tour days: Daily except Tuesday from April through October (and every day during July); no tours in August; Due to the popularity of this tour, please send us an email to check availability for the date of your Lascaux Art of the Caves Tour.
- Duration: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Minimum of two people for the tour to take place
- Included: Entrance fees to Les Eyzies, Rouffignac Caves, and Lascaux II Caves
- Vehicle: Mercedes Minibus with a maximum of 7 passengers
- There must be at least two people in your group to book this tour.
First stop in the Dordogne tour is Les Eyzies. Les Eyzies is where our ancestors lived over 460,000 years ago, so it's appropriately called the Prehistoric Capital of the World. It is a fitting town to house the National Prehistory Museum where you will have a guided tour.
Next stop is Rouffignac Cave, the most extensive cave system in the Perigord with more than five miles of underground passageways. An electric train takes you more than a mile into the interior of the cave where there are representations of mammoths, bison, horses, capricorns, and woolly rhinoceros.
Final stop in your Dordogne tour is Lascaux II Caves. The original Lascaux caves were discovered in 1940, but closed to the public in 1963 to preserve the art (which was being destroyed by the carbon dioxide produced by the visitors). Lascaux II has a replica of two of the original cave halls -- the Great Hall of the Bulls and the Painted Gallery.
Your Dordogne caves tour ends with a return to Sarlat.