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Grottes de Cougnac

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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A hidden treasure!

On my wish list for our trip around France, I really wanted to go to a prehistoric cave, but our... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Heather M
A prehistoric cave well worth seeing

There are caves with stalactites and stalagmites but this cave has all that plus prehistoric cave... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Robert R
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Lieu Dit Cougnac, 46300 Payrignac, Gourdon, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 14, 2014

It is not a very famous site but is worth visiting. There are actually 2 separate caves that you can visit here. It is a short walk of 5 minutes between the 2 caves. The first cave was full of small stalactites. There were thousands...More

4  Thank MidcoVincent
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

The caves were stunning and the paintings amazing. Sadly no effort whatsoever to make the visit user friendly for non nationals like ourselves. We missed much of the detail which was explained at great length by the chain smoking guide. We should not expect it...More

2  Thank James M
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

On my wish list for our trip around France, I really wanted to go to a prehistoric cave, but our itinerary made the inclusion of some of the more popular caves impossible due to their limited access availability. This cave system was closer to our...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed October 9, 2018

There are caves with stalactites and stalagmites but this cave has all that plus prehistoric cave paintings. You can only go on a guided tour but the explanations in English are thorough, enabling you to understand and see the art dating back thousands of years....More

1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This cave is a bit out of the way and not as famous as some others, so it's not so crowded. But it's still amazing! You will be dazzled by two caves, one just for the incredible geology. No paintings in this one. The second...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

The small stalactites create an otherworldly feel, and the cave paintings are 10,000 years older than Lascaux, so quite a treat!

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Having been to other caves in the area we expected queues but only had to wait until next available tour, around 20 minutes. Weren't sure if we were going to get an english translation but the guide's english was excellent. Explanations were very in depth...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed July 19, 2018

You can have the geological and prehistorical wonders of the Perigord area in just one visit. I liked the "macaronis" stalactites, there are thousands and we could see also ancient mans paintings.

Thank Radu A
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited these caves as they are just down the road from where we are staying and what an amazing place! Such stunning scenery. It’s not as big as some of the other grottos in the area and the caves aren’t as majestic but they...More

Thank Aleksandra W
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

No English translation by the guide but it's France so really I should be trying to learn French. Amazing old cave paintings worth a visit

Thank Carl K
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

this is one of the lesser known grotto/caves so you can see the origna 30000 oldl cave paintings , many of the other sites are only showing copies. The tour was in French with highlights in English. the caves are full of stalagmites and stalactites...More

1  Thank 871clintonn
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We went to two caves when we spent a week in the Dordogne and we were so happy that we went to this one first. It has a smaller, mom-and-pop feel but the guide was as knowledgable and informative as any at the bigger caves...More

1  Thank arleigh1234
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Response from Alexandre W | Reviewed this property |
No, you can't but there's a short walk outside to go to the 2nd cave.
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