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“Not much substance”
Review of Laugerie Basse

Laugerie Basse
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A prehistoric deposit listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.In a natural environment, you will discover why and how men came there many times since prehistoric times to live at the foot of Laugerie Basse cliffs.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 7, 2014

There are many caves and geological finds in this area of France. The best part of this visit was the initial movie, giving the history of Laugerie Bass. Many big finds have come from here. The first part of the tour, the cave of stalactites and stalagmites was interesting but small compared to others in the area. The guide decided to speak French, even though 9 of her 13 guests spoke English. The one couple spoke German, but he understood French and translated to his wife. You were given an info sheet in english(common in this area) and told to read it quick, as the cave was dark and you wouldn't be able to do so in there. The second part of the place was an "exhibit" of their archeological dig. Which was a hokey rendition of how they believe primitive man lived and a few pictures of the animals they probably hunted. In other words, terrible. Don't waste your money on this one, as the other caves in the area are much better.

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Prehistory is more assumptions than assertions.
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

I purchased a double ticket for the cave tour and the village exhibit. The caves for fine, but I was not interested in stalactites and stalagmites, which is all you see there. The village is an interesting diorama of how early humans could have lived, but does not take much time to view.

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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Laugerie Basse, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2014

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We enjoyed this brief walk-through of a small cave, without any art, and of an area under a rock overhang where prehistoric people once lived. There's no art here now, however, and not a lot to see other than the Vezere River below.
A good introductory slide show is available which describes a bit of the geology of the area, for those who are interested.
But if you're not interested, this is one to skip, as all the artifacts were removed long ago.

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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Laugerie Basse, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

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