Lascaux II Caves and chasms, Prehistoric Sites in Montignac

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Opens at 02:00 pm

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • English spoken
  • English
    • THE EMOTION OF ORIGINS

      Lascaux II, opened in 1983, is the first facsimile, located in Montignac on the hill protected by Unesco, a few meters from the original cave. Discover the exact replica of the axial diverticulum and the hall of the bulls which represents 90% of the paintings of the famous cave. Leaving the light of day for the world of darkness, you will have the privilege of being the only group and the feeling of walking through the original cave. Throughout the visit, the guide will strive to recreate the emotion of discovery and introduce you to the intimate and universal art of Lascaux. Lascaux II, offers in-depth and thematic visits by reservation.

      Duration of visit 1 to 1h15
      Visits only by reservation
      Buy tickets online at www.lascaux2.fr
      Group visits on request (from 20 people), on request by email at pro@semitour.com or by phone at 05 53 05 65 60


      Schedule :

      23/01 > 07/04– Groups on request and by reservation

      08/04 > 09/07 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 7 days a week

      10/07 > 27/08 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - 7 days a week

      28/08 > 05/11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - 7 days a week

      06/11 > 31/12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Groups on request and by reservation


      Last admission : 30 minutes before site closing.

      Visit “At the origins”

      A storytelling walk will begin near the original cave and will immerse you in the history of this fabulous discovery.

      In the light of the grease lamp, the works will unfold and come alive to the rhythm of this flickering flame.

      Discovering the Lascaux cave in this very special atmosphere, under the same conditions as our ancestors 21,000 years ago, will prove to be a real return to origins.

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Traveller Reviews Lascaux II

4.5 sur 5 3150 reviews

  • Gra J

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Gra J on 10/05/2024

    We were initially unsure about the Lascaux II tour due to some underwhelming reviews mentioning restrictions like no photos and cramped conditions at the entrance and exit of the replica cave. However, we were pleasantly surprised by our experience—it was truly worth it. We joined the English-speaking group led by the excellent guide, Ludivine, who went above and beyond to make the tour memorable. Unlike typical guides who simply recite dates and state ‘dry’ facts, Ludivine engaged us with her improvisation and interactive style. She is a very good storyteller. Even our kids found the tour captivating; it was far from boring and truly entertaining. Leaving the caves, we couldn't stop discussing about our impressions from the tour/ And the facts we learned - first humans in Europe, ochre -manganese paintings, tarpans, lions, aurochs, symbols, fragility of limestone caves, etc. Definitely recommend

  • Janice Deverell

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Janice Deverell on 12/10/2023

    Went with a tour group. The tickets were prepaid and reservations were made a head of time. Very cool experience. There is a little park/hike you can do outside the actual cave.

  • Bruce Ishikawa

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Bruce Ishikawa on 21/04/2024

    We almost didn't go because this is a replica. It was stunning, a message to humanity from 15,000 years ago. Our guide gave a moving, thought-provoking presentation. We were in caves all day, and as soon as we entered, all thoughts of this being a "mere replica" vanished. The woman who spent 11 years perfectly copying these paintings using original materials and techniques performed a miracle.

Traveller Reviews Lascaux II

4.0 sur 5 2285 reviews

  • "Magic place"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by andresonville (The Ardennes, Belgium) on 17/10/2023

    The facsimile of the real grotto ( just a few meters away ) is bluffing. Took twelve years to build after the closure of the original. The guide I had speaks perfect English and is very very...

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  • "If you only have time for one visit go to Lascaux II"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Janet B (Greater London, United Kingdom) on 02/10/2023

    We had bought a ticket for Lascaux IV and II and our visit to Lascaux II was so good - it felt so much more real and the guide - Gwenn - was enthusiastic, passionate, funny and we learnt a lot more...

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  • "Brilliant!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by ChrisH-Leeds (Leeds, United Kingdom) on 04/09/2023

    We'd previously been to Lascaux IV and while that is the bigger (having more of the caves reproduced) and certainly more modern, this felt a lot closer to the real thing: less clinical and 'perfect...

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Lascaux II

Address

Lieu-dit Lascaux
24290 Montignac

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 51 95 03

Fax : 05 53 05 65 67

GPS coordinates

45° 3'13.84"N, 1° 10'5.46"E

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