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Vezere Valley Caves

France
0044-0-789-972-0482
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Caves and Castles Tour - Fabulous, Unforgettable, and Fulfilling

This is a very belated review, but enhanced and reinforced by the perspective of a year... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul G
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Dallas, Texas
Rouffignac

Rouffignac was my favorite. While the paintings are less spectacular being buried under miles of... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2014
Carol S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very belated review, but enhanced and reinforced by the perspective of a year past... In June 2016 we took a 5-day custom tour of caves with prehistoric paintings in the Vezere Valley of the Dordogne region with Steve and Judie Burman of...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Rouffignac was my favorite. While the paintings are less spectacular being buried under miles of rock, traveling in the cold dark and finding artistic treasures was a real trest!

2  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 September 2013

These caves are wonderful. Lascaux is a replica, to be sure, but designed to within a centimeter of the original, and is identical in appearance. After a few minutes, you won't remember that it's a replica. Many of the other caves are also well worth...More

1  Thank WALTER S
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The art of Font-de-Gaume, Combarelles, Cougnac, Rouffignac, Cap Blanc and Lascaux (as experienced in replica at Lascaux II and Le Thot) is so much more sophisticated, so much more affecting than I imagined, even after seeing pictures. (The valley offers other sites, too.) You will...More

3  Thank Rogers O
Reviewed 30 June 2013

My 88 year old Mom (she is quite spy and you would think she is 70) went to the Dordogne to go see all of the ice age art caves in June this year. We had a fantastic time and the caves did not disappoint....More

6  Thank barbara r
Reviewed 20 May 2013

An amazing valley, full of history and wonderful caves to visit. Grotte de Font-De-Gaume and the Grotte des Combarelles must be seen. Need more than the one day we had, could spend three days easily visiting all the sites.

3  Thank WhitakersNZ
Reviewed 11 March 2013 via mobile

Valley Vezère isn't actually in Vézac nor near Chateauroux as the map indicates. I suggest you head up to Les Eyzies and start there. Meanwhile, you can spend many days visiting the great array of sights in the Vezère valley, for adults and children alike...More

3  Thank bikeman24
Reviewed 23 September 2012

A lovely area overall, but mindblowing in a historic perspective. So well preserved (font de gaume) and vivid pictures. And so much to see. It is hard to choose...

3  Thank Jette H
Reviewed 6 August 2012

The Grottes de Cougnac consist of two separate caves, the first having a wonderful array of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, and the second which also has a small number of fantastic cave paintings. The tour is guided (in French - not sure if there's an...More

2  Thank BattyBat99
Reviewed 24 August 2011

When we visited these caves, it made me totally rethink my view of the Neanderthals. These people were absorbed rich in this artform. Whatever purpose it might have, it is a pleasure to see it. We were in the Font-de Gaume cave (make sure you...More

3  Thank h2nho
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