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Old School Cave Tour

So as opposed to Font de Gaume, Pech Merle and most of the other painted caves, Bernifal is... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Craig T
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San Rafael, California
Wonderful uncommercial French experience!

I agree with most of what the Bostonian said below. Call the number to tell the gentleman you are... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
lollywosh
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

So as opposed to Font de Gaume, Pech Merle and most of the other painted caves, Bernifal is privately owned and the tour is done by the owner, 82 year old Mr. Pemendrant. First of all, you need to call him to make an appointment....More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

I agree with most of what the Bostonian said below. Call the number to tell the gentleman you are coming. His English is not good but he slowed way down when he heard our bad French accent. We met at the top of the hill...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

The 80ish year old owner of this cave can be difficult to contact and understand when making and confirming appointments. This is a unique experience. Not so much to see. A human face and some animals- need some imagination to decipher the figures . If...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

As others have said, you must make an appointment to visit this cave and it must be pointed out that the owner's booking arrangements can be a bit haphazard; we waited 40 minutes beyond the booked time for our tour (in French). All was forgiven...More

1  Thank Laurie W
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The road between Sarlat and Les Eysies-de Tayac is full of grottes and troglodyte villages and you are spoiled for choice of places to visit. We took pity on one of the smaller ones and marched off on what we assumed to be the path...More

1  Thank neddyb1
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Well presented, exciting active look into the last thousand years or so of these wonderful cliffs and caves.

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Reviewed October 10, 2015

You must make an appointment to see this privately owned cave. We have visited many pre-historic painted caves but this was an truly extraordinary experience to see a human face depicted! The owner takes you in with his battery charged flashlight & allows you plenty...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

It is a rare opportunity to get to see this cave. We were fortunate to be taken in by the only English speaking guide allowed to give tours it. Before going to that area try to schedule a tour with the author of the book...More

5  Thank Mmach6
Reviewed October 2, 2014

Small private cave, but fantastic and in original condition. Mostly light etchings and use of the natural contours of the rock. Tours by owner only in French, so consider taking an english speaking guide with you if you are not a French speaker. It would...More

2  Thank Americanbrazilian
Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is not a "touristic" attraction like the other caves that you'll be able to visit in the area, it's a wonderful, "back in time" experience. This cave is owned by a 78 year old farmer who conducts the visits himself during the winter time,...More

3  Thank ER_BL_NZ
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I see this question is old, but for others who are interested, we recently toured caves in the region with Christine and it was one of the highlights of our whole trip to Europe. Her company is called Cave Connection and you... More
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