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Rouffignac Cave

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Address: Rouffignac Saint-Cernin, 24580, France
Phone Number: 5 53 05 41 71
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Worth a visit! Fantastic explanations. In other languages than French best get the audio guide. The visit takes place aboard a mini train and one can see multiple black drawings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Silchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wanted to see real cave paintings so chose this one over Lascaux 2. As with previous reviews try and get there promptly We arrived at 10.20 and got on the 11am tour. ( it opens at 10am) fascinating to see the engraving s and paintings but the guide spoke almost totally in French apart from a couple of paragraphs which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit! Fantastic explanations. In other languages than French best get the audio guide. The visit takes place aboard a mini train and one can see multiple black drawings.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Second cave visited and well worth it. These are drawings and etchings not paintings. What is to say - 17,000 years ago someone drew you a picture and now you've seen and appreciated their extraordinary effort to communicate with you.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is one of the best prehistoric caves to be seen anywhere. You are taken on a small train journey deep into the cave where you can clearly see drawings of Mammoths and other animals on the walls. Well worth a visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We arrived mid-morning to find a long queue stretching right out of the cave entrance. About 40 mins later we got to the front of the queue and found one cheerful chap in a small cubicle carved out of the side of the cave doing all the ticket sales. By the time we reached the front of the queue (about... More 

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I enjoyed visiting this cave because I really liked viewing the mammoth etchings and drawings. You take a small train down into 2 caverns and the guide stops at viewpoints to explain. The tour was in French but we were able to rent iPads with information in English. Dress warmly. No photographs can be taken inside the cave. We had... More 

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la garanne france
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The teenagers enjoyed the cave.but other than a bouncy castle and sandpit there wasn't anything to do while I waited for them with the dogs and babies.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

the cave paintings are circa 1 km deep into the caves, you take an electric train to get there. For our family with kids, this was a great option, they enjoyed the train and the setting wasn't the same kind of library-noise-level of Lascaux where you felt you were expected to stand in silence. Rouffignac was great (actually I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a pretty dramatic cave, not part of the main tourist drag so more personal and less crowded. Very many pictures in black paint mixed with 18C visitor graffiti make for an interesting mix. A small electric train takes you down to the main areas so its very well organised and efficient with good guides. Definitely worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While I found the art interesting the tour was most definitely lacking. The English visual guide gives some information but you miss a lot of what the tour guide is saying if you don't speak French. It was also hard to read the visual guide and try to see the cave art! If you plan on getting the €1.50 guide... More 

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