Grotte de Bara Bahau

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Opens Wednesday at 10:00 am

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

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    • The Bara-Bahau cave is a decorated cave from the Upper Palaeolithic. Located along the Vézère valley in the commune of Bugue in the Dordogne department in New Aquitaine, it measures approximately 100 meters.

      It presents a geological interest, in particular by its eccentric concretions, and especially prehistoric, by the parietal engravings which it contains. It takes its name from a local Occitan onomatopoeia which means "badaboum" in reference to the collapsed blocks visible in the first room. Private property open to the public, it was classified as a historical monument in 1961.

      Price:

      • Adult: 7.50€
      • Child (6 to 15 years old): 5.30€

      Dates and times to put in the body of the page and to modify on the left time panel:

      • From Sunday February 13 to Sunday March 6, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Mondays
      • From Saturday April 2 to Saturday July 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Mondays
      • From Sunday July 10 to Sunday August 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., every day
      • From Tuesday August 30 to Sunday October 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Mondays
      • From Saturday 22 October to Sunday 6 November, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Mondays

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Traveller Reviews Grotte de Bara Bahau

3.9 sur 5 105 reviews

  • joost

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by joost on 17/07/2022

    One of the smaller privately owed prehistoric caves. Discovered in 1951, work was undertaken to make to cave accessible to a larger public. In the process the original blockages were removed, severely altering the geography. Luckily ‘the original entrees’ were more or less preserved. The engravings are actually quite interesting and worth the visit. Some 18 carvings are engraved on three panels including three impressive abstract symbols, a hand, six horses, two bison, an aurochs, reindeer, bear and two incomplete drawings. If you have visited other caves this is a very interesting addition and you will experience the limitations of line-drawings or photographs you might have seen. The shape of the rock surface and changing expositions with light make you emerge in the experience.

  • David Mann

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by David Mann on 03/06/2019

    The Grotte de Bara-Bahau is one of the best caves in the Dordogne area for it's price in my opinion. We took a tour with a guide (I'm not sure there is any other option) and he was friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. There are some interesting structures as well as some very interesting engravings made by ancient man.

  • KodaChrome73 Mr

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by KodaChrome73 Mr on 03/11/2018

    Very un commercialised site, we were the only visitors and had a personal tour, the guide spoke English well enough to convey the geology, prehistoric use and engravings in the cave, large open cave 125m long by 25m wide ok if you're claustrophobic

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Address

Grotte de Bara Bahau 24260 Le Bugue

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 07 44 58

Fax : 05 53 07 44 58

GPS coordinates

44° 55'27.33"N, 0° 55'19.97"E

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