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Grotte de Rouffignac

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Address: 24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, France
Phone Number: 0553054171
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We thought the train ride into the cave would be a fun novelty. It was, but the cave art blew us away. There were several great drawings, but the room at the end of the tour was... read more

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Richmond, VA
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We thought the train ride into the cave would be a fun novelty. It was, but the cave art blew us away. There were several great drawings, but the room at the end of the tour was the best cave art of the whole trip. The ceiling was covered in drawings of animals that are so clear that they look... More 

Thank Bagemous
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no audio available in English so you have no choice but to listen to the train driver talking in French while trying to follow what he is saying on an iPod. Nothing exciting to see either, better cave experience's elsewhere - don't waste the long drive. Dull and boring.

Thank Jo V
rochester, NY
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun relaxing trip by train deep into the caves. All four of us enjoyed it and feel strongly that if you don't speak french you need to spend the small amount extra and get the iPod audio guide....or you won't understand anything. Very, very, very little is spoken by the guide other than french. With the audio... More 

Thank kmass15584
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I defy anyone to leave this visit not wondering how their ancestors existed 40,000 years ago. Rouffignac is an absolutely huge warren of caves going ever deeper. It's amazing how human existed in the dark and cold environment deep the earth amongst other creatures including bears. The high point of course are the paintings which are just awe inspiring: mammoths,... More 

Thank hergeven d
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the largest caves in the region and the train ride down 1 km into the cave brings you to the highlights of a frieze of 10 mammoths in procession and an awe inspiring ceiling of more than 60 figures including ibex. The tour is in French but for a small additional fee you can rent an... More 

Thank WingerJack
Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting a place formed 2 millions ago is just impressive!!! Not only prehistoric man entered that cave to engrave or draw mostly animals - mammoths, bisons, horses, rhinoceros - and a few human figures but also bears rested there leaving great marks on the floor and also scratch marks on the walls. You take a small train and you are... More 

Thank fernandocE9816AZ
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the mostly positive reviews, we ventured one hour to the Grotte de Rouffignac to see the supposedly impressive cave drawings there. We arrived at around 9:30 am and were able to purchase tickets without a problem and an "audio guide" which had no audio. The device is an iPod and you must scroll through and read various dialogues... More 

Thank Shannon J
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a massive cave. They have an electrical train that will take you to the various part of the cave. This is a French tour only. You can get English audio guide. Make sure to arrive at least 30-40 minutes earlier. A must see for History and Science lovers.

Thank Maria2e
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We had an incredible time visiting the Grotte de Rouffignac! We showed up at 10AM and were extremely lucky to get on the next tour. You board a small, open train (maybe 30-40 people/tour?) and it moves slowly down into the caves. Since the tour was in French, we opted to get an iPod that had a written descriptions of... More 

Thank LenzRL
Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is a privately owned cave, but very well managed. I was with a group of 15 and we arranged a private viewing. We were transported into the cave on a miniature open topped rail car by a capable young guide who spoke good English. The caves were heavily used by cave bears - there were scratches on the walls... More 

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