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Grottes de Cougnac

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 11:30 am, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 11:30 am, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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The boat trip in the well organised caves

Loved this visit and would recommend it as a must. The lighting was lovely as the boat slowly moved... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
414katy
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Gourdon, France
A hidden treasure!

On my wish list for our trip around France, I really wanted to go to a prehistoric cave, but our... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Heather M
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Loved this visit and would recommend it as a must. The lighting was lovely as the boat slowly moved through the caves..... Very interesting tour

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 414katy
Reviewed 10 October 2018

On my wish list for our trip around France, I really wanted to go to a prehistoric cave, but our itinerary made the inclusion of some of the more popular caves impossible due to their limited access availability. This cave system was closer to our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heather M
Reviewed 10 October 2018

There are caves with stalactites and stalagmites but this cave has all that plus prehistoric cave paintings. You can only go on a guided tour but the explanations in English are thorough, enabling you to understand and see the art dating back thousands of years....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This cave is a bit out of the way and not as famous as some others, so it's not so crowded. But it's still amazing! You will be dazzled by two caves, one just for the incredible geology. No paintings in this one. The second...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig T
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

The small stalactites create an otherworldly feel, and the cave paintings are 10,000 years older than Lascaux, so quite a treat!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Having been to other caves in the area we expected queues but only had to wait until next available tour, around 20 minutes. Weren't sure if we were going to get an english translation but the guide's english was excellent. Explanations were very in depth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 19 July 2018

You can have the geological and prehistorical wonders of the Perigord area in just one visit. I liked the "macaronis" stalactites, there are thousands and we could see also ancient mans paintings.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Radu A
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We visited these caves as they are just down the road from where we are staying and what an amazing place! Such stunning scenery. It’s not as big as some of the other grottos in the area and the caves aren’t as majestic but they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aleksandra W
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

No English translation by the guide but it's France so really I should be trying to learn French. Amazing old cave paintings worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carl K
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

this is one of the lesser known grotto/caves so you can see the origna 30000 oldl cave paintings , many of the other sites are only showing copies. The tour was in French with highlights in English. the caves are full of stalagmites and stalactites...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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holaAustin
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Response from Alexandre W | Reviewed this property |
No, you can't but there's a short walk outside to go to the 2nd cave.
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