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“electric train”(43 reviews)
“cave drawings”(22 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, France
+33 5 53 05 41 71
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 June 2006

A lot less famous than Lascaux, we found this cave actually a hundred times more interesting and exciting to visit. You drive in a small train into what turns out to be a very dark, long passage way, at times very narrow, with hundreds of...More

14  Thank Extraordinary2661
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We arrived at 9.45 am for the only morning train available which was due to depart about 10.30 am. The staff were extremely rude, left the small queue waiting outside while they chatted and sat around. We were fifth in the queue, about 12 people...More

6  Thank Vlw70
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was really helpful inspite of our inability to understand French. You take a little train deep into this cathedral of a cave and then the cave art jumps off the walls! Amazing

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The difference with the tour of this cave is that it is by train for the trip of over a kilometre into the mountain. Stunning pictures and paintings and well worth a visit.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Rouffignac and wanted to visit some culture and something different while in France. Read about this place and decided to visit with our 6 yr old - with the added draw of a train ride. Arrived just after opening one afternoon late in...More

Thank mysticfruitbat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have an interest in the Neolithic caves of France this place is not to be missed! Go early to acquire a ticket before busses arrive. We arrived 10;30 am and received a French and English tour. We rode in an electric train into...More

Thank JKStraub
Reviewed 9 October 2018

When we first read about this cave, we'll admit that the train system seemed rather silly, but it is very well done! The cave art is truly amazing. The tour was in French, but the guide graciously translated numerous discussions to English as most of...More

3  Thank thundering-pause
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The opening is rather inauspicious, with not much going on while you wait for your tour to start, and the displays that are around are strangley concentrated on cave paintings in Russia - weird! However, once you get in and onto the train the wait...More

1  Thank dick h
Reviewed 5 October 2018

My wife and I visited over 10 painted caves while we were in the Vezere Valley and this was one of my favorites. It's known as the Cave of the Mammoths, as there are many mammoths in the cave. But there are a lot of...More

1  Thank Craig T
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This place is incredible. What a find, and they must be applauded for their brilliant preservation of this cave. Also excellent were the hand-held device that gives you all the information you need. The driver of the electric train that took us down into the...More

Thank Cactus F
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We turned up one day to be told there was no chance that day. We arrived at opening time the next day and had to queue for 20 minutes to be given a time 2 hours from then. Having eventually got onto the little train...More

2  Thank Ros J
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

This cave is very charming! You stay most of the time on an electric train and the guide shows and "explains" (as far as possible) the images. So many mammuts, but other animals as well. Having the chance to see these paintings in the original...More

1  Thank zombieoctopus
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Response from BarbaryCoaster | Reviewed this property |
We did not approach the village from the Sarlat direction but used SatNav to get to the village and followed signs to the caves/grotto once in the village. The site is about 5-10 minutes' drive out of the village. As has... More
16 March 2017|
Response from JackIndo | Reviewed this property |
I had a rented car and drove to the Grotte on my own, paid the entrance fee, and enjoyed the railroad tour into the cave.