Below is a list of some of the Dordogne's well known caves. For more detailed information, we suggest you visit one of the tourist centres in the region.
Visit The Cave of Tourtoirac ! Open since Mai 2010.
La Grotte de TOURTOIRAC - discovered in 1995 by Jean-Luc Sirieix.
It is the first Cave with LED lighting.
The cave can be visited completely by disabled persons.
Cap Blanc at Les Eyzies - Registered by UNESCO, Cap Blanc dates back 15,000 years and provides an overview of life in prehistoric Europe.
Gouffre de Padirac at Padirac (Lot) - With a circumferance of 99 metres around the rim, the chasm at Padirac is impressive. After descending 75 metres, visitors enter the cave system, from where a boat is taken for an eerie trip along a subterranean river.
La Grotte de Villars at Brantôme - contains beautiful rock formations, accentuated by impressive lighting, and a number of unusual prehistoric paintings.
La Grotte du Grand Roc at Les Eyzies - Inside a cliff overlooking the magnificent Vézère Valley, this cave contains a variety of crystal formations.
Lascaux II at Montignac - One of the world's most renowned cave painting sites, Lascaux II contains a series of copies from the prehistoric paintings in the original Lascaux caves. The replica paintings were created using the same materials and techniques used to produce the original paintings 19,000 years ago.