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Grotte du Pech-Merle

46330 Cabrerets, France
+33 5 65 31 27 05
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Pech Merle Cave and Saint Cirq Lapopie Village Visit from Sarlat
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One of the world's finest painted prehistoric caves.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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46330 Cabrerets, France
+33 5 65 31 27 05
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cool (literally and figuratively) walk to caves, with friendly and informative guide. The paintings were certainly thought provoking, as well as the story about how the cave was discovered by three adventurous siblings in the early 20th century.

Thank ntheobald
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very pleasant visit, with nice authentic drawings. It was also nice because it was not too touristic in September. The location is nice and it is close to Saint Cirq-Lapopie which is definitely also worth a visit!

Thank BT44307
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour on-line, a few days before visiting, allowing us to join an English speaking guide. He was really good: knowledgeable and had a sense of humour. The caves are well worth the visit and the age of the artwork is awe inspiring.

Thank EssexTraveloads
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really enjoyable visit to Grotte du Pech-Merle. Over the years we have visited a number of caves in the region and each one has been fascinating & different. We booked via the website which was easy to use and available in English...More

Thank Mary Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Rocamadour area which took about an hour, having booked online ahead of time. Glad we arrived early because the film in the museum center really informed our walk through the cave. Loved seeing so much art in its original settings. Guide was...More

Thank msaioli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked on line for the English speaking tour which lasted 50mins. Spectacular cave system with stunning cave paintings 20,000 years old. Very interesting museum with video worth watching before entering the cave so you are more prepared to appreciate the markings fully. Wear sturdy footwear...More

Thank juliethetraveller123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reserved tickets on line; very easy and efficient. Cost is very reasonable and saves a great deal of time. We drove from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Albi with a stop to tour Pech Merle. With a reservation in hand you bypass the ticket office and go directly...More

Thank aredbyrd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most interesting and well organised grotto A must do place to see and wonder at. Take warm clothin because cave is much cooler than outside. English speaking guide was very good , and knowledgable.

Thank roger4shaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was a fabulous visit, with an English tour lasting around an hour, it was amazing to see real cave paintings and carvings from 20K years ago rather than a relica that was only 20 years old! Much more impressive, but being able to order...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All advice was to book in advance - I'm glad we did, as there were signs up when we arrived saying all tours for the day were full. The tourist leaflet suggested we could book by phone, but when I phoned, there was a recorded...More

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Joanne J
31 May 2017|
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Response from Lorna P | Reviewed this property |
Hi - the trick is to arrive early enough to see the video at the upper level of the attraction. It is subtitled. Otherwise, frankly, the plastic hand out is pretty useless as your guide is pointing stuff out on the walls... More
Barb B
11 April 2017|
Response from Bertrand D | Property representative |
The best place to stop is Bouzies (7 km from the cave, it's the closest). Then you can go to Pech Merle by bike (be careful, the last 2 km go up strong) or by taxi (see Taxi Merle, mobile 06 03 15 41 67). You can also reach... More
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2 September 2016|
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Response from FnuLnu | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I do not know. The cave, however, is wonderful. If you go to the Chauvet cave in Provence, don't eat at the cafeteria. The food is awful. The cave, however, even tho it is a faux cave, is great. Have a... More