Grotte de Villars

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm

Closes at 06:30 pm

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  • Qualité Tourisme

Location : In the countryside

Province : Green Périgord

Services

  • Entertainment
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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 06
      • 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 06: 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 2007 reviews

  • Jake R

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jake R on 29/06/2022

    Gorgeous trip with my daughter...educational, beautiful and fun. The guide was excellent as were the facilities. Don't be fooled by the heat outside. Take something a bit warmer for when you're in it!!

  • Megan Bijl

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Megan Bijl on 22/07/2022

    You can visit this caves with a tour. With is really nice. They also have a prehistoric Parc you can walk through. Nice place for a day out.

  • Rick Watts

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Rick Watts on 11/06/2022

    Totally enjoyed it. The cave is amazing and seeing some of the originally cave drawings was impressive and moving.

Traveller Reviews Grotte de Villars

4.5 sur 5 369 reviews

  • "Photos don’t do these caves justice"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by HeatherF193 (Chelmsford, United Kingdom) on 11/08/2022

    I’ve been to lots of caves in the UK, France and South Africa so I must admit I wasn’t expecting much. These caves are amazing and well worth a visit. The tour guide realised we were English so spoke...

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  • "Absolutely amazing caves, so interesting and unique."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Dragonfly2212 (Adderbury, United Kingdom) on 29/07/2022

    Absolutely amazing caves, so interesting and unique. Very reasonably priced, however the tour is in French! But you can ask questions and be given information in English. The staff are lovely...

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  • "Too many people in the group made for frustrating and overly long tour"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by maisgb on 28/05/2022

    We visited at 16.00 and were told we could take the 17.30 tour. It took 55 minutes not 40 because of the group size, which I estimated to be between 36-40. Impossible to marshal so many people...

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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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