Sorcerer's Cave Caves and chasms, Prehistoric Sites in Saint Cirq

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 01:15 pm 01:50 pm - 06:15 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 01:15 pm 01:50 pm - 06:15 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 01:15 pm 01:50 pm - 06:15 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 01:15 pm 01:50 pm - 06:15 pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 01:15 pm 01:50 pm - 06:15 pm

Opens July 2 at 10:00 am

Closing

  • from September 1, 2023 to July 1, 2024

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Cash
  • Credit card accepted
  • Groups
  • English
    • The Sorcerer's Cave also called Saint-Cirq is a prehistoric cave, decorated and adorned with engravings by men of the Magdalenian period. It opens on the side of a cliff, in the middle of the village of Saint-Cirq, very close to a superb bamboo forest. Between Les Eyzies and Le Bugue in the Dordogne.

      Open: July 2 to August 31
      • Closed on Fridays and Saturdays
      • Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

      Practical information:
      • Discovery of the cave only by guided tour for a period of 30 minutes with the free visit of the museum and the cluzeaux.
      • It is advisable to book your guided tour by phone or email.
      • Free parking


      Reservation recommended by phone or email

      Prices:
      • Adult: 7.50€
      • Child: 3.50€
      • Student: 6€

      - The duration of the visit (museum + cave) is 45 minutes and can only be done on a guided tour.
      - The museum adjoining the cave can be visited on your own.
      - Reservations are recommended and can be made on 05 53 07 14 37 or on cavedusorcier@gmail.com

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Traveller Reviews Sorcerer's Cave

4 sur 5 384 reviews

  • Lusmilla B.

    1 sur 5 Reviews posted by Lusmilla B. on 14/08/2023

    After I read on google maps that the cave is open, I cycled there from Les Eyzies in the heat of August (more than 30°C and steep upwards at the end), just to get the short information in a good English: "yes, it is open but it's already full (=closed) for today. You must call by phone or reservate via internet. Come again tomorrow." I told him I had to return the day after more than thousand kilo back to Hamburg, but he insisted on "no entry". Maybe it was better as it seems not worth at all....

  • Joost Middelkoop

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Joost Middelkoop on 10/09/2022

    This was very interesting indeed, but keep in mind that this is not a cave for children! Very interesting to see various drawings and carvings, but more on a scientific level, than on an adventurous/exploration level. Children below 12 may not enjoy it!

  • Aaron Dagg

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Aaron Dagg on 22/06/2015

    Fantastic Guide. First of the cave carvings i have seen so i cant judge against other ones in the area. Good lighting in the cave which they use to emulate how the paintings would of been viewed when first completed. Takes about an hour between going on the tour and having a poke around the museum and lookout point in the caves up the mountain.

Traveller Reviews Sorcerer's Cave

4.0 sur 5 136 reviews

  • "Rude tour guide"

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by Teresa R (Lincolnshire, United Kingdom) on 22/08/2023

    This was the worst visit of our recent trip to the Dordogne. I’m sure the cave was very interesting - all of the French people had a wonderful tour. But our guide was the most rude, arrogant and...

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  • "Uninformed and upset"

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by spawniac2022 on 09/06/2022

    Drove all the way here to be refused entry as I have children under 4. Nowhere in my research of this site did it say this. Very disappointed and upset.

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  • "very small site but it has some very special cave paintings"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by handelfan (Bridgewater, New Jersey) on 24/10/2019

    This is a very small private cave site, and the tour guide does a great job of showing off their special paintings. This is one of the few sites that has a representation of a human figure (in...

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Sorcerer's Cave

Address

24260 Saint Cirq du Bugue

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 07 14 37

Fax : 05 53 08 56 71

GPS coordinates

44° 55'32"N, 0° 58'0.41"E

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