Lascaux II, Montignac

#2 of 39 in Museums in Dordogne
Lascaux II features replicas of the famed Lascaux Cave's 17,000-year-old Paleolithic paintings, which are only 200 m (650 ft) away. Discovered in 1940 and opened to the public in 1948, the original cave attracted 1,200 visitors a day. By 1955, carbon dioxide and light had begun to damage the paintings. In 1963, the cave was shut down to preserve the art. The museum opened in 1983. Look for a replica of the cave's Great Hall of Bulls and the Painted Gallery. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Montignac using our trip planner.
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  • In addition to the uniqueness of the reconstruction of the cave, acclaim to the impeccable organization and professionalism of the employees. Visits in French or English at alternate times. The paintings are incredible and unique in the world. Absolutely unmissable
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  • The visit to Lascaux 2 with Christine was very nice and complete. Beautiful discovery for us and the children of 7 and 10 years. We hesitated with Lascaux 4 but nothing beats a good visit with a guide who loves and knows his craft. Tablets and robots will not replace a good guide. Thank you for this beautiful visit.
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