Prehistoric Shelters of Laugerie Basse Caves and chasms, Prehistoric Sites in Les Eyzies de Tayac

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Opens Wednesday at 10:00 am

Useful information

Location : In town

Other services : chiens autorisés en laisse uniquement

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Dutch spoken
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • Pets welcome
  • English
    • At the prehistoric shelters of Laugerie Basse (listed as World Heritage by Unesco), stroll under a real habitat occupied by Man from the Magdalenian era, and which was a place of essential excavations for archaeologists. Discover, why and how men appropriated this place to inhabit it since prehistoric times. This fun visit will delight your children who will learn while having fun. A real leap in time!

      PERMANENT ANIMATIONS (included in the price of admission) • Exhibition of replicas of prehistoric objects discovered • 3D film ( immersion and application room) Subject to sanitary conditions.

      DIGITAL TABLET (included in the entry price) Archaeological excavation game, 360 ° views through the ages in Augmented Reality, audio and video commentary, taking photos with wallpapers from prehistory, chronological frieze. Subject to sanitary conditions.

      POSSIBLE GUIDED TOUR In July-August. Groups by reservation.


      Discover our report at the Grand Roc Cave!
      Article photos and video to make you want to go!


      04/02 > 07/04 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - (closed on Mondays except school holidays and public holidays)
      08/04 > 09/07 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 7 days a week
      10/07 > 27/08 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - 7 days a week
      28/08 > 05/11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 7 days a week
      06/11 > 31/12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - (closed on Mondays except school holidays and public holidays)

      Last admission: 30 minutes before site closing.
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Traveller Reviews Prehistoric Shelters of Laugerie Basse

3.6 sur 5 236 reviews

  • Richard Poppelaars

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Richard Poppelaars on 10/10/2021

    It's a very nice walk below the huge overhanging cliff, a few classic houses seem to hide right below the rock. It's a bit hard to see the traces of the ancient Mesolithic era, it might have faded before our untrained eye because it's about 17,000 to 12,000 years ago what we are looking at. A small exposition shows some ancient objects found, a reconstructed habitat the size and material used. We combined our visit to take a look in the nearby mineral cave Grand Roc, it's yet another result of time to see the many crystallised rocks created by nature. We did not find a touristic exploited amusement parc, some kids just saw a huge rock and huts they might do better. Walking through the dark Grand Roc cave brought some excitement. But we all seemed to agree, it's a nice walk with something very special to see right below a huge cliff.

  • James Davies

    2 sur 5 Reviews posted by James Davies on 13/08/2018

    Feels like they made something out of nothing for this attraction. A short 3d film and a tablet based interaction about early man, in no great detail. Aimed at kids really. Would not recommend on its own as a visit.

  • Jean Llanes-Thays

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jean Llanes-Thays on 25/02/2022

    We visited laugerie basse as a combined rocket with grand roc. We didn’t know anything about it and we really had a good time. The guide was very professional and friendly and she explained the site with great detail. We wish there were more items to see though in order to better imagine the life of our ancestors in this region. At the end we could experiment throwing a sagaie and kids loved it. Highly recommended. The restaurant on site is really good with a friendly staff and very decent prices.

Traveller Reviews Prehistoric Shelters of Laugerie Basse

3.5 sur 5 117 reviews

  • "Part of the Grand Roc experience"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by cosullivanseer (London, United Kingdom) on 29/05/2021

    Very interesting. Amazing scenery and part of the tour of the Grand Roc grotto. I would certainly recommend a visit. Staff at the Grand Roc Grotto are very friendly and helpful.

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  • "Thank you"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by minkeyab (Yatton, United Kingdom) on 03/06/2019

    Thank you to the lovely staff who made this such a great place to visit. Going anywhere with three young children can be difficult, but staff showed patients and engaged our 3 and 4 year old.

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  • "Could be so much better"

    2 / 5 Reviews posted by Gordon766 (Brussels, Belgium) on 19/04/2019

    The site was a shelter used by cro magnon humans for a long period of time. The site itself is picturesque and worth stopping by if you are going past, but not worth driving out of your way for...

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Prehistoric Shelters of Laugerie Basse

Address

D47 Route de Périgueux
24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

GPS coordinates

44° 56'57.12"N, 0° 59'52.43"E

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