Grotte de Villars

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Closes at 07:00 pm

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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  • Qualité Tourisme

Location : In the countryside

Province : Green Périgord

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  • English
    • The Grotte de Villars is located near Brantôme, in Périgord Vert. This natural cavity is of geological and prehistoric interest.

      During the visit (approximately 45 minutes), the guide will show you 500m of galleries. The rooms are very rich in concretions: calcite flows, fine stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and other fistulas.

      New sound and light animation
      In the deepest room of the tourist route, the new sound and light scenario takes us back 200,000 years to make us relive the rise of underground water flooding the room, it also evokes the presence of cave bears and that of men. prehistoric people who ventured deep into the cave. The new musical atmosphere and the use of new lighting technologies allow an unprecedented discovery of the underground environment, magnifying the space and the natural formations of this room.

      In the prehistoric part, we discover many paintings, authentic testimony of the art of our ancestors: horses, ibex, bison and one of the rare scenes of prehistoric art which combines a human representation and a bison. These paintings were made approximately 19,000 years, they appear under a thin layer of calcite which gives them a very particular blue color.

      In addition to the visit to the cave, the prehistoric garden presents you in a fun and accessible way, Cro-Magnon Man and his environment.

      Open daily from April 1 to November 11
      • April / May / June / September: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • July / August: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • October / November 11: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      Last visit departure 30 minutes before closing time!

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Traveller Reviews Grotte de Villars

4.6 sur 5 1774 reviews

  • Andrew Lawson

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Andrew Lawson on 16/11/2021

    Interesting guided walk through the caves . It takes about twenty minutes and it is not strenuous so most abled bodied people could do it. The tour is conducted in French but you can get a fact sheet in different languages at the ticket counter. The cost was €9.50 per person

  • Ingrid Algra

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ingrid Algra on 28/09/2021

    Very beautiful caves with different chambres and prehistoric paintings.

  • kristopher bell

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by kristopher bell on 08/10/2021

    Very nice place to visit, was not crowded and a beautiful cave with knowledgeable guides amd nice staff . I would love to visit again!

Traveller Reviews Grotte de Villars

4.5 sur 5 355 reviews

  • "Great cave, tour underwelming"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by LaiselfromNetherland (Baden-Baden, Germany) on 18/08/2021

    Very friendly caissière Leah showed us way to the cave but forgot to mention we needed physical ticket since our digital ticket was not enough. Also a lot of Covid measurements were very unnecessary...

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  • "Impressive cave, nice to see"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by SannaintheHague (The Hague, The Netherlands) on 18/08/2021

    Impressive cave with surprising elements. You can also see cave drawings. My kids (11 and 8) enjoyed the cave visit a lot. Prehistoric park next to the cave was nice, but clearly meant for smaller...

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  • "What richness!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Judi A (Mevaseret Zion, Israel) on 24/09/2019

    Despite the fact that the tour was in french (and we don’t speak french), we highly recommend visiting here. We have seen quite a few stalactite caves but this one left us in awe!! The richness and...

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Grotte de Villars

Address

24530 Villars

GPS coordinates

45° 26'32.19"N, 0° 47'6.48"E

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