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Lascaux II, Montignac

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Cave · Art Museum
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Lascaux II features replicas of the famed Lascaux Cave's 17,000-year-old Paleolithic paintings, which are only 200 m (650 ft) away. Discovered in 1940 and opened to the public in 1948, the original cave attracted 1,200 visitors a day. By 1955, carbon dioxide and light had begun to damage the paintings. In 1963, the cave was shut down to preserve the art. The museum opened in 1983. Look for a replica of the cave's Great Hall of Bulls and the Painted Gallery. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Montignac using our trip planner.
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  • We made reservations for this spot per others here on trip advisor. Good idea as very busy. But make sure you sign up with the English speaking tours which takes a few to figure that out. So worth... 
    We made reservations for this spot per others here on trip advisor. Good idea as very busy. But make sure you sign up with the English speaking tours which takes a few to figure that out. So worth...  more »
  • Wow! We weren’t sure what to expect from Lascaux 2 and the “replica” - but decided on this instead of the visitor centre at the bottom of the hill - and glad we did. Jean-Louis was a great and... 
    Wow! We weren’t sure what to expect from Lascaux 2 and the “replica” - but decided on this instead of the visitor centre at the bottom of the hill - and glad we did. Jean-Louis was a great and...  more »
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  • First this is the must visit for all, however it has many many issues: Tour groups are too big! We were lucky to always have a good spot to listen to the guide and see everything, yet many people were struggling to hear or see as the space is limited and narrow. Story telling needs major improvement. It was really nice start on telling how caves were found, but after this the whole narrative became "we don't know" "image"... if you have nothing to say talk in general about cave art of europe or world etc... Perhaps add additional track near the original cave now it is like a garbage fence area. On the nice side it was really nice to enter the cave in the dark!! Wow!
  • The place certainly is worth a visit if you're in the area even though it's not the real cave but a replica. You can only get in with a tour but I found the tour a bit dragged out, there's a lot of information about how the replica cave was created etc (about 30 min) before entering the cave itself.

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