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Address: | 4 1/2 miles southwest of Montignac along D706, 24290 Thonac, France
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+33 5 53 50 70 44
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10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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. When we arrived at Lascaux.,it was too late for a tour in English, so we booked for next day. They directed to the museum at Thon. This showed the way the cave paintings were... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2015
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Narrawallee, Australia
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We got a combined ticket for Lascaux and Le Thot, and had a brilliant day. The animal displays at Le Thot are pretty ordinary, but we did three workshops and they were phenomenal. We (5,9,11,45 year olds) did cave art - ochres (reds and yellows) and manganese (for black lines) painted on with horsehair brushes or dabbed on with bison... More 

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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Le Thot, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed it ;) More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The place does not seem to cater well for non French speakers. Even though we really liked Lascaux, this was a much less successful experience...

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Daresbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Get a double ticket - Lascaux + Le Thot for a fab day out. There is a great interactive 3d presentation + " prehistoric mirror" where you feel you are in the presentation... Lots of animals there - all those that are represented in the cave paintings at Lascaux including Bison and Przewalski's horse which are now extinc in the... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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446 reviews
254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We got tickets for here as a joint offer either the Lascaux caves and assumed that it would be a big and impressive companion site. However, I'm still a little baffled by it! There were two great components that were really worth the effort. Firstly, a 3D video explaining the climatic conditions of this part of the world when all... More 

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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Le Thot, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take good note of your comments. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Crowded, with few exhibits. We wouldn't go back, it didn't add anything to the experience of Lascaux II.

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Whitby, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a long wait for the English speaking tour at Lascaux caves so were told this was a good introduction and would give us context. The women who told us this knew that we did not speak French (and were over 3) and so would not benefit from Le Thot. I am aware I am in France and understand... More 

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Thank Eve S
Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Le Thot, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take good note of your comment about english translation. More 

Valojoulx, France
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Seems to be lots of work going on so possibly not running as it should be ? Hoping that's why it was so poor!? A few cows and goats to look at - nothing else to do outside . Normally very good a stretching out time but not here. We booked in for a workshop but couldn't bear to stay... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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606 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

. When we arrived at Lascaux.,it was too late for a tour in English, so we booked for next day. They directed to the museum at Thon. This showed the way the cave paintings were made, I went to an 'animation' where a guide brought a seemingly 3D (holographic?) large reindeer, and a hyena which was five times the modern... More 

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1 Thank Incartek
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51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Good place to buy combine ticket for there and Lascaux. There is also a very interesting 3D presentation on the impact of weather changes. Lots of animals outside. Good for kids and nice walk out for grownups.

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Thank Cath S
Australia
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117 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The kids really loved the interactive show at the start and as we were the only ones there (out of season), the guide gave it to us in very well spoken English. We enjoyed this place and would have like to spend more time here but we had a booked time at the Lascaux cave which cut our visit slightly... More 

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