Lascaux => Grotte de Rouffignac* => Les Eyzies de Tayac => Font de Gaume Cavern*=> Cougnac* Departing from Bordeaux : 8 hours = €750.00Eu
In March 1868, the geologist Louis Lartet discovered five skeletons in the Cro-Magnon rock shelter at Les Eyzies-de-Tayac. These skeletons proved to be the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens – and the site of its discovery: the cliff/outcropping or “cro” on Mr. Magnon’s property – is where we derive the name for our ancestors from the Paleolithic era.: the Cro Magnon.
Another 20 kms up the Vezere Valley near Montignac is where we find the famous caverns of Lascaux. In 1940, the Lascaux Cave was discovered by three teenagers following their dog who had slipped down the shaft. They discovered cave walls covered with depictions of animals. Nowadays often referred to as “the Sistine Chapel of cave art”, Lascaux is phenomenal, magnificent. But there are many more caverns filled with prehistoric art in the region. *Font de Gaume, *Les Combarelles, and the *Grottes de Cougnac are all worth the additional effort. Unlike Lascaux, where the original cave is no longer open to the public – In these caves you can see the original art, but –
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