A visit to the Grotte de Niaux is a must! Astonishing, beautiful cave paintings dating back 13,000-14,000 years. Everything about the caves is so well presented. Our English guide was excellent. Friendly, welcoming and very informative, ready to answer all our questions. The torchlit walk through the various caves was a wonderful experience itself. Just enough modifications to make it safe with handrails in the trickiest parts of the walk but without spoiling the experience of the vastness, the dark and the wonder of the various caverns before you each the 'salon noir' - a huge domed cavern where the astonishing paintings can be seen. You don't need to be a specialist in cave art or pre-history to make the most of this visit. We knew nothing and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I'd recommend it to anyone - as long as you're fairly sure-footed with a good pair of shoes. At the time of our visit, there was one guided English tour a day at 1.30pm. You must book in advance as they cannot take more than 25people at a time. When we phoned, the English tours were fully booked for the next two days.