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The Lot Valley in 2CV
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The Lot Valley in 2CV

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We will start our day in Cahors.<br>In the city center, on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, this square is covered with brightly colored stalls forming one of the most beautiful markets in the South West.<br>We will obtain local products to prepare a picnic together at the Cahors market.<br><br>We will then cross the Lot valley and make our first stop at the medieval village of St Cirq Lapopie, voted the favorite village of the French. You can walk down its street to understand why this village has attracted so many artists since the end of the 19th century. You will also enjoy the view suspended over the Lot River.<br><br>We will then drive on a cliff-lined road that winds upstream to take you into the Cele Valley and stop to set up our picnic along the river in a unique location.<br><br>We will return to Cahors via the peaceful Célé valley showing its impressive limestone cliffs imposing on one side.
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Richard R wrote a review Sep 2020
Clisson, France49 contributions18 helpful votes
The visit to see these awesome 29000-year-old examples of Cro-Magnon rock paintings is very well organised. Groups of about 30-40 are conducted into the cave with a knowledgeable guide who explains the techniques and outlines the individual animals, which are not always easy to pick out. The visit was not hurried – over an hour - and we got a good view of all the accessible art-works. The cave also has superb geological features, worth a visit in their own right! The Museum shows a selection of artefacts and a well-produced film of the caves, including illustrating some drawings in inaccessible sections.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Reisaapie wrote a review Aug 2020
Arnhem, The Netherlands315 contributions93 helpful votes
Unlike Lascaux you visit the real deal here. You can see the actual cave paintings of 29.000 years ago. We opted for the tour in English which is highly recommended as the guide went out of her way to explain everything. Enough time to marvel at the paintings during the tour and some very interesting stalagmite formations. I would go back if we were nearby again. Our teenage girls also were awed by the drawings as well.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Friends du Quercy wrote a review Aug 2020
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Had a wonderful visit last week with an amazing guide (her name is Erveline). It’s been at least my 4th time here at the cave and I have to say she really is the best. The cave is absolutely stunning and the paintings are simply wow - definitely worth a visit! Try to get her as your guide because it’s really fun to listen to her and super interesting!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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JohnandMarylou wrote a review Jan 2020
Milton, Massachusetts444 contributions56 helpful votes
The cave and its paintings are amazing. Without any of the paintings, the geology of the cave would still be worth the visit with the stalactites and features of the cave. But the 16,000 year old paintings make it extraordinary. It is very interesting to learn just how talented people were so long ago. The tour was in French, but there was a book in English that allowed us to follow along with the tour and the guide spoke English and was able to help us out when we had questions. If you are in the area or passing through, this is definitely worth a stop.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Bertrand D, Responsable relations publiques at Grotte du Pech-Merle
Responded Jan 13, 2020
hello JohnandMarylou, thank you very much for your complimentary comment and we are pleased that you enjoyed the visit of the Pech Merle cave. Best regards
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Tony C wrote a review Nov 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada52 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a wonderful and unique site to see the prehistoric cave paintings from 25,000 years ago. Good acces- guided tour through nearly 1 mile of spectacular caves and a rare opportunity to get right up close and view these ancient paintings done by our ancestors.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Bertrand D, Responsable relations publiques at Grotte du Pech-Merle
Responded Nov 25, 2019
Hello Tony C, thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed the visit of the cave. Note that the cave measures in total 1.5 km but the visit takes place on 600 meters, where there are the most paintings!
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