Grotte de Rouffignac, Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

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One of the most extensive underground cave systems in the area, Grotte de Rouffignac spans about 8 km (5 mi). Some of its 250 etchings and drawings date back more than 15,000 years. Reach the cave via a train system that takes you about 1.6 km (1 mi) into its depths. This guided tour covers the cave's history and former inhabitants. Only 550 people are allowed into the cave each day, so plan accordingly. Add Grotte de Rouffignac to your Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac trip builder tool.
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  • It's a bit remote but fine if you have a car! Easy parking, even though we got their at 11, there was no queue but told we couldnt go on the tour til 2pm...and you cannot book!!!!! So we left...and....  more
    It's a bit remote but fine if you have a car! Easy parking, even though we got their at 11, there was no queue but told we couldnt go on the tour til 2pm...and you cannot book!!!!! So we left...and....  more »
  • The tours are only in French and while they offer some materials in other languages, you won’t fully appreciate this tour without French comprehension. We arrived at 930 and got on the first train... 
    The tours are only in French and while they offer some materials in other languages, you won’t fully appreciate this tour without French comprehension. We arrived at 930 and got on the first train...  more »
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  • My parents, three siblings and I visited Rouffignac more than 50 years ago. The memory is still with me. I’m glad to know one can still visit.
  • This is a great place to go if you do not feel like waiting an hour in line at the Lascaux caves. The wait time is not long and this is the original cave (not a copy like Lascaux). It does get kind of chilly down there so just remember to bring a warm layer.

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