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Address: Rouffignac Saint-Cernin, 24580, France
Phone Number: 5 53 05 41 71
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We hired an English speaking guide to go with us to see the cave art here. She translated what the train driver/guide was saying in French on the tour, and she added other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We hired an English speaking guide to go with us to see the cave art here. She translated what the train driver/guide was saying in French on the tour, and she added other information. The cave art is well preserved and is fascinating, as is other information about the cave itself. We were given plenty of time to get off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The most amazing caves with an electric train. Great to get up close to real cave paintings and nice and cool on a hot summers day. Kids loved the trip (7&8). Be warned the tour is only in French which is fare enough in France but if you have limited French you will be a bit lost. Over all the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to the cave because we read it was the only and best place for a person with limited mobility - and it was. It's an easy walk to a train and you're on the train for almost the entire tour. The place is a bit isolated, but that adds to its charm and it's a beautiful drive. It... More 

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Forster, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We drove a long way out of our way to get to this cave after reading a great review of it in the Lonely Planet. We expected it to be really busy but when we got there at 2pm (the afternoon opening time) there were only a handful of people there. The tour takes place in a train which worked... More 

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new york city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

we had the best time. didn't see this in 2011 on our first visit and thrilled we got there this time. not paintings but drawings - tons and tons and tons of drawings. a great guide who spoke english and french. i understand from other reviews that there wasn't an english speaking guide but ours made great effort for us.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The cave is interesting and the art is stunning but the experience could have been much better. Although I speak reasonable French, I had difficulty following the guide's commentary. He spoke far too fast and I struggled with his accent too. We did have a digital guide on an iPod type device but this was quite brief and so we... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This should have been a good experience but it was rather spoilt by the tour guide being over zealous and giving special treatment to what must have been a group of his colleagues or friends and pretty much ignoring the rest of us (French and English/Irish included!). We went in prepared for a 40 minute experience which includes a ride... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This tour is only offered in French but audioguides in English are available. You ride into the cave on a train and see carvings and some drawings on the way. Because we don't speak French we missed most of the most important info about this cave, and there were some really noisy kids that prevented us from hearing the audioguides... More 

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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Visited on a Wednesday afternoon, and booked on a tour which started only 15 minutes later. The tour was in French only, although we did pay €1.50 extra for an iPod which had an English translation of the key areas (albeit much less than the tour guide was speaking). You board a small train in the caves which slowly winds... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This cave is outstanding due to its number of beautiful prehistoric drawings and engravings of animals. It is wonderful because of its authenticity--it is the actual cave where the art was discovered and not a replica--and there is ample proof that the art dates back to prehistory. The guided visit is in French only, but there is an iPod guide... More 

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Address: Address: Rouffignac Saint-Cernin, 24580, France
Phone Number: 5 53 05 41 71
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne

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