Les grottes de Lascaux

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Dordogne, France

Les grottes de Lascaux Dordogne Reviews

Elizabeth-Willemijn Elizabet…
15 reviews
Acient Grottes With extra's Jul 31, 2008
These grot contains the oldest found drawings in the world. As you can see on the photo's. For me it was really exiting to go there, after all I wnt to study history... So as we came there, as we knew we couldn't enter the origional cave. I have been to several old stuff, Like castles and other caves before. And in there you can feel like, so long ago people lived in here, where here... It's some kind of magic. However, this visit was to a replica. The visit tour with is given in English as well, is 40 minutes and starts with an explanation how they build this. You already get it, If you know the grot you're about to enter is build with Iron bars it's not the same. The drawings however were exactly the same, and the reason of the origional cave to be closed is clear. The english tour is clear but the tourguide talks with a frech accent and talks rather quickly. It is cold in the cave to make it as real as possible and so it looks, but bring warm clothing. Next to the cave there is a little store were you can buy souvenirs, not tickets. You need to buy tickets in the town nearby, you'll find It by yourself because it is marked by long lines of people... With you icket you have acces to the Cave witch is called very creativeley Lascaux II, and to several visitors centers. These are ok to fill up your day, but perhaps is walking in the sun or eating something on fance fine terrasses more interesting. These centers are very new but all in french. Here are tours as wel but the french spoken is only for fluent speakers. As I am not, It could be that they tell interesting stuff, I didn't really missed it. However all seems fake and uninteresting. It is worthwhile. At least the cave is. The entrance of the óld'cave is only an Iron door through you can see nothing... However you've seen all there is to see then;)

Have great travels.
A visit at Lascaux II
One of the famous paintings
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