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Lascaux II, Montignac

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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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  • 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 »
  • These replicas of the caves discovered in the 1940s are absolutely stunning and awesome. We had a wonderful tour guide with lots of insight into the work that went into the new, expanded version of.....  more
    These replicas of the caves discovered in the 1940s are absolutely stunning and awesome. We had a wonderful tour guide with lots of insight into the work that went into the new, expanded version of.....  more »
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  • The most amazing museum I have ever visited. An absolute must visit!
  • Wonderful to see these renderings of copies of Lescaux itself. Use of torch gave us a different perspective from Lescaux IV

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