Le Régourdou

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 12:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Opens Monday at 12:30 am

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Disable access
  • Pets welcome
  • Restaurant
  • English
    • Come and discover the Régourdou site, classified as a historic monument, located 800 meters from the Lascaux caves. This authentic site combines prehistory and a living brown bear park. During the guided tour, you will discover a burial of a Neanderthal man dating back 90,000 years. With the presentation of the prehistoric site, the museum, and the abyss, you will understand the environment and learn about the cultural behavior of our distant ancestors. A real immersion in the time of the Neanderthals of the Lascaux hill. In the park, you will observe the brown bear up close and attend the feeding during the visit. An emblematic animal from prehistory to the present day, you will discover its way of life, its link with man and its environmental stakes.

      During the visit free games: excavation bin and mystery bin. The Régourdou site was the location for the filming of the film "The Old Bear and the Child", which retraces the life of Roger Constant, the site's inventor.
      Painting and engraving workshops on stone and wood and wall of parietal expression on the theme of the bear on reservation. Exhibition on Neanderthals and on the different species of bears in the world.
      This visit will delight both adults and children: an exciting journey to the Neanderthal era awaits you!

      Easter: egg hunt.
      Toussaint: special Halloween events

      All day, souvenir shop, drinks, ice cream, pancakes, waffles, sandwiches.


      Discover all the events of the Régourdou here. (FR)

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Traveller Reviews Le Régourdou

4.5 sur 5 394 reviews

  • Gwen Maka

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Gwen Maka on 30/11/2022

    I really liked the simplicity of this site and how we could see where the actual neanderthal was found. Especially compared to the sophistication and commercialisation of Lascaux 4. I also thought the guide was phenomenal. She was coordinating visitors arriving at different times and was very enthusiastic and knowedgeable. She translated for me at the end of each session. HOWEVER.. I visited the site out of my interest in the neanderthal burial - NOT the bears. Yet the bears were the overriding presentation of Regourdou to an extreme degree. ( and in this day and age their conditions were rather sad and depressing) Is this a professional neanderthal site or a zoo?

  • meg bjordammen

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by meg bjordammen on 13/10/2021

    Interesting tribute to amateur archaeologist, Roger Constant, who began excavating on his farm near Lascaux. Also some really adorable bears!!

  • Maarten Smet

    2 sur 5 Reviews posted by Maarten Smet on 26/07/2020

    Friendly guide but run down and limited. I would not recommend it.

Traveller Reviews Le Régourdou

3.5 sur 5 101 reviews

  • "Cruelty to bears!"

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by longhaulfromlondon (Teddington, United Kingdom) on 04/06/2018

    This is a small excavation with a few bits and pieces but it's also sold as a place where in keeping with the pre-historic times there are as there were then some bears. Somehow I had decent...

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  • "Visit if you are interested in it"

    2 / 5 Reviews posted by MarinVodanovic on 24/10/2017

    The site is located about 2.5 hours by bus from Bordeaux. You can see a small archaeological exavation site, small museum and two bears living in bad conditions. Small museum shop and a bar with only...

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  • "Interesting place to visit"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Radovan M on 07/04/2016

    Negative comments about this place are real shame from my point of view. There is very interesting history of the late owner of this place and about his quest to find entrance to Lascaux. By doing...

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Le Régourdou

Address

Le Régourdou
24290 Montignac

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 51 81 23

GPS coordinates

45° 3'17.89"N, 1° 10'32.29"E

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