LASCAUX IV Centre International de l'Art pariétal

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Opens at 09:00 am

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Dutch spoken
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • English
    • Travel to the heart of man.

      Lascaux IV is the unique opportunity to discover the entire cave! Thanks to the exceptional work of the authors of the facsimiles, you will find yourself as it was 20,000 years ago in this masterpiece of rock art. Explore spaces retracing the history of discovery, rock art in the world and links with contemporary art. Thanks to cutting-edge technology and exceptional scientific work, come and live a unique experience!

      Also discover thematic tours throughout the year!

      • "Your Lascaux" to visit at your own pace with family or friends. Visit at your own pace with family or friends. AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH

      • "Prestige Tour" for prehistoric enthusiasts.

      • "Enigmes à Lascaux", a fun family visit.

      • "Storytelling tour" for children and parents

      And also workshops for children and adults NEW 2020 TEMPORARY EXHIBITION BY Caroline Desnoëttes "CONTINUUM"

      In September, Lascaux celebrates the 80th anniversary of the discovery.

      Find the whole program on www.lascaux.fr

      Opening 2020 :

      • From 27/01 to 03/04 from 10 am to 6 pm
      • From 04/04 to 05/07 from 9 am to 7 pm
      • From 06/07 to 19/07 from 8:30 am at 8:30 p.m.
      • From 7/20 to 2/08 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. - From 3/08 to 8/21 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
      • From 8/22 to 8/28 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
      • From 8/29 to 9/27 from 9h to 19h
      • From 28/09 to 01/11 from 9:30 to 19h
      • From 02/11 to 03/01/21 from 10h to 18h


      Want a Lascaux IV video?
      Consult the report of the Guide du Périgord at the International Center of Parietal Art!

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Traveller Reviews

4.4 sur 5 8067 reviews

  • Voyageur V.

    2 sur 5 Reviews posted by Voyageur V. on 26/07/2020

    Very nice attraction, despite the two stars, which I will explain in what follows. Informative tour of the Lascaux cave, but a bit too modern to actually get the original experience. But a must see nevertheless. And, for a more original experience, do visit Lascaux II, where you will get to see a facsimile of the cave, but with a torchlight and with far more informative explanations. In the Covid context, I actually felt rather unsafe here. The modern centre itself feels a bit unsafe - due to huge groups where people are at less than 1m, and where not everyone wears masks (or they have it under their noses). Nobody is taking care of it, or not as much as needed. Same during the tour: although the guide did say that masks are mandatory, there were one or two people in the group who disobeyed this (with masks under their noses), making everyone feel unsafe. The guide did absolutely nothing about it, although he saw very well what was happening. And talking about the guide - he was continuously rambling about how he speaks too much - although rather informative in the information transmitted, these affirmations such as "I know I speak too much" or "I promise you, once I will tell you one more thing, we'll continue the tour", make the activity a bit heavy. Plus the conclusions at the end... "laisse tomber" ("forget it!"), as the French would say... A good experience nevertheless, that I actually recommend if you do take the Lascaux II tour too, which again is, by far, more attractive and informative and gives you an unforgettable experience, with much more dedicated guides, who actually enjoy what they're doing.

  • Nicolas Z

    2 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nicolas Z on 08/08/2020

    Poor reception, drove 2 hours to be told was fully booked, didnt even propose us Lascaux II which for my view was amazing!

  • Joanna YW

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Joanna YW on 13/10/2020

    Bunker-like overbuilt structure reminiscent of communist era. (Big, ugly, overwhelming...) what an eyesore in the landscape and a burden on the environment. Thousands of tons of concrete, wasteful and repulsive. it doesn't feel natural, it contradicts the idea of a "cave". the architect should be shot. ZERO stars for that. inside, however, is a different story. Despite KNOWING it is just a facsimile, we felt the art was very well done, and I had to remind myself it is just a copy. 5 stars for that. overpriced at 20 euro, I guess we have to pay off the mortgage for the ridiculous concrete monster.

Traveller Reviews

4.0 sur 5 2233 reviews

  • "Amazing"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by PauloDucato (Thonon-les-Bains, France) on 06/09/2020

    Wow - blown away by the reproduction and quality of the pre-history at the site. The guide, Christian really brought the whole trip to life with his insight and commentary. I can't recommend this...

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  • "Excellent visitor attraction."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by DianaMontignac (Montignac, France) on 08/07/2020

    Well worth a visit if you are on holiday in the area. The interactive display area is well thought out. The cafe is pleasant and offers a good choice of beverages and snacks. The grounds are very...

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  • "Extremely well presented museum"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by fairbutcritical (london) on 04/11/2019

    This is a slick operation that is well thought out. Re-creations of the how it was discovered, an exact life size replica of the caves followed by the “atelier” where you could see parts of it in...

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Address

LASCAUX IV
Avenue de Lascaux
24290 Montignac

GPS coordinates

45° 3'29.3"N, 1° 10'10.8"E

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