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Lascaux II, Montignac

#2 of 38 in Museums in Dordogne
Cave · Art Museum
Lascaux II features replicas of the famed Lascaux Cave's 17,000-year-old Paleolithic paintings, which are only 200 m (650 ft) away. Discovered in 1940 and opened to the public in 1948, the original cave attracted 1,200 visitors a day. By 1955, carbon dioxide and light had begun to damage the paintings. In 1963, the cave was shut down to preserve the art. The museum opened in 1983. Look for a replica of the cave's Great Hall of Bulls and the Painted Gallery. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Montignac using our trip planner.
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  • We visited Lascaux II with our family. The guide was nice and gave us plenty of information about the discovery of the original caves in 1940 and its closure to the public in 1963. This replica of 2.....  more »
  • Well worth a visit guide was excellent and very informative would recommend seeing both sets of caves for comparison  more »
  • Great site but need more language translations
  • Site is perfect. BUT NOT COVID19 SAFE. Stay AWAY IF YOU HAVE OR LOVED ONES HAVE underlying conditions, elderlies... Group sizes are too large, i think it was 20ish people in the cave, more than 30min stayed such a small contained area. The group size should be no more than 8 to be covid19 safe.

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