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Lascaux cave

Your Sandaya camping holiday in the Dordogne cannot fail to lead you in the footsteps of the Cro-Magnon and to the famous Lascaux cave! In the heart of the Périgord Noir, near the village of Montignac in the Vézère Valley, the prehistoric Lascaux cave is one of the largest caves with Palaeolithic wall paintings. A fabulous journey back through time to discover with all the family!
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Your holiday rental just a few steps away from the Lascaux cave

Land of 1001 châteaux, the Périgord Noir is a veritable treasure-house, both above and below ground. The Vézère Valley, one of the cradles of humanity, and its prehistoric remains such as the Lascaux cave draw visitors from the world over to admire the Cro-Magnon masterpieces. From your Sandaya campsite near Sarlat in the Dordogne, your journey will take you through the sumptuous valleys of the Périgord to the heart of a fascinating story! Within our 5 star campsite itself, everything has been provided to ensure that you enjoy your own very special environment, a perfect combination of relaxation, comfort and entertainment. On-site you’ll be spoilt for choice: a fully-equipped mobile home or a campsite pitch for your tent, caravan or campervan, bathing in the covered swimming pool or shooting down the waterslides in the open air, aquagym lessons or beach volleyball tournaments, a spot of fishing or a game of mini-golf... whilst the little campers enjoy all the fun of the many activities available in the free children’s clubs. There won’t be a dull moment during your holiday in the Dordogne!

The story of the Lascaux cave

As with all major tourist sites, the story of the Lascaux cave and its discovery is far from banal. It was purely by chance that on 8 September 1940 Marcel Ravidat, who had just turned 18, discovered the entrance to the cave. He returned a few days later with 3 friends and entered the now world-renowned Lascaux cave for the first time. Over the years the site, opened to the public in 1948, suffered damage caused by the number of tourists who came to admire it. This is why Lascaux II and then III were created, exact replicas produced using the same paints, techniques and pigments as in the original cave. In 2016, the International Centre for Cave Art, Lascaux IV, opened to the public, revealing the cave in its entirety for the first time and enabling visitors to immerse themselves completely in the Palaeolithic period: interactive films, virtual reality, 3D cinema... Discover the Lascaux cave as it was at its origin some 20,000 years ago, an invitation not to be refused!

Prices and booking for the Lascaux cave

Book your tickets for all the family this summer and play at being archaeologists near Montignac in the Dordogne! The Lascaux cave is open every day from 8am to 9.30pm in high season. Put together your own programme by choosing the site or sites you want to visit: Lascaux ICCA, Lascaux II or the Thot Park. We would however recommend opting for a twin pass in order to really make the most of your visit to the cave and all its treasures (allow approximately €21 for an adult ticket that includes the International Centre for Cave Art + the Thot Park, for example). Entry is free of charge for young campers under 5 years old!
From your Sandaya campsite near Sarlat, you’re only 20 minutes away from the Lascaux cave via Cayrelebru. Coming by car from Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux or Périgueux? Take the A89 motorway and leave at junction 17, the Montignac-Lascaux exit. By train, you can get to Lascaux from the railway stations in Périgueux, Condat-le-Lardin or Brive-la-Gaillarde. Bon voyage and have a wonderful visit!

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