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Abri du Cap Blanc - Les Eyzies

Rock Carvings

Domaine(s) : Archeology

Region : Aquitaine


The sculptures presented on a surface longer than 13 meters dates back 15,000 years BC
They are about:
- Horses, one of them measuring 2.20 meters long,
- Bison,
- Deers.

It seems that these animals were once painted as red marks are visible in places.


The tour lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour.

The site is open all the year at the following times:
- Open from April to October,
- Out of season: contact the hosting of the cave of Font de Gaume at the entrance of Les Eyzies.

Closed on 01/01, 05/01, 11/01, 11/11 and 12/25.

It is necessary to book a visit from 15 days to one month in advance. Indeed, the number of persons allowed to visit per day is limited to maintain the sculptures.

Reservation can be made at the reception of Font de Gaume in Les Eyzies, at the +33 (0)5-53-06-86-00 (Tourist Office of Les Eyzies: +33 (0)5-53-06-97-05). Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


The shelter of Cap Blanc is one of the finest achievements of prehistorical sculpture, dating from the Upper Paleolithic.

The shelter is accessible to disable persons.


Marquay, 24620 Les Eyzies

Hard to find, the cave is located on the right side of the Beune, at 6.5km to the East of Les Eyzies.
It is very barely visible from the road D47, so do not hesitate to ask accurate information to the host of the cave of Font de Gaume that is located at the entrance of Les Eyzies.

N 44°56'42'', E 01°06'03''

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