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Le Regourdou, Lascaux

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#40 of 97 in Historic Sites in Dordogne
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Le Regourdou serves as a museum, archeological dig site, and brown bear enclosure devoted to the Neanderthals who once inhabited the area. Discovered in the 1950s by property owner Roger Constant after a sinkhole formed, the site has become a treasure trove for archeologists. Here they reportedly discovered the oldest and most complete Neanderthal skeleton found in Europe, which dates back more than 90,000 years. They've also found a variety of tools and other artifacts, leading to a greater understanding of the early humans who lived here. Planning Lascaux trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • This is a small excavation with a few bits and pieces but it's also sold as a place where in keeping with the pre-historic times there are as there were then some bears. Somehow I had decent... 
    This is a small excavation with a few bits and pieces but it's also sold as a place where in keeping with the pre-historic times there are as there were then some bears. Somehow I had decent...  more »
  • The site is located about 2.5 hours by bus from Bordeaux. You can see a small archaeological exavation site, small museum and two bears living in bad conditions. Small museum shop and a bar with only....  more
    The site is located about 2.5 hours by bus from Bordeaux. You can see a small archaeological exavation site, small museum and two bears living in bad conditions. Small museum shop and a bar with only....  more »
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  • Interesting tribute to amateur archaeologist, Roger Constant, who began excavating on his farm near Lascaux. Also some really adorable bears!!
  • Friendly guide but run down and limited. I would not recommend it.

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