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Grotte Prehistorique des Merveilles

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Address: L Hospitalet, 46500 Rocamadour, France
Phone Number: +33 5 65 33 67 92
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Nice tour in a small cave.

A nice lecture in a relatively small cave. The guide was knowledgeable and spoke good English and, of course, better French. Some wall paintings and geological formations. Wear... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2015
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Anthem, Arizona
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Anthem, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

A nice lecture in a relatively small cave. The guide was knowledgeable and spoke good English and, of course, better French. Some wall paintings and geological formations. Wear good hiking shoes. Cheap for the 45 minute tour. Try to park in front in the metered spots-- just 1 euro per hour is worth it. Then go eat lunch down the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

FR en haut / EN lower (FR) Une super visite informative et claire avec une guide agréable et passionnée (trois guides au total, j'ai cru comprendre mais je n'ai eu à faire qu'à Fanny). Je ne recommande pas d'y emmener des enfants en bas-âge cependant, j'ai eu l'impression que ceux qui présents durant la visite s'ennuyaient plus qu'autre chose. Ne... More 

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This visit blew my mind, amazing to see that nature has created this over many many years. with a little boat and a walk you can see wat water does to stone. its a bit cold underground, so a sweater is a must needed item to take with you!

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Thomasville, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Was excited to see the cave and pre-historic paintings. We were told the tour was in French. We asked for and were given the printed English guide. We read the entire guide prior to our tour, but boy what a shame. Our guide did not ask if there were English speakers although I am sure she could see we had... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

The geological formations in the cave were very dramatiic and e well illuminated. Our only regret was no commentary in English. Otherwise good value

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We went to this cave after failing to gain admittance to the more famous and extremely popular cave at Eyzies. We had some time between visiting Rocamadour and making our appointed time at the Gouffre de Padirac. Our guide was a charming and very knowledgable young woman, an art student, who told our small English-speaking group of five people all... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Basically just the one large cave. Guided tour only and they took 1 hour to say what could have been said in 10 mins! interesting marks on wall said to be cave paintings. The guide spoke in French on one aspect for 10 mins and then said it in English for approx. 2 mins.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. She explained in both French and English how the cave formed, which was interesting. Tour was about an hour. Afterwards, we drove to the castle at the top of Rocamadour and walked down to the bottom of the town and then back up to the top.

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Forstinning, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

If you are not fluent in French, you will have difficulties to enjoy the visit. The cave is really small, so during the 45 minutes visit the guide is talking a lot. The wall paintings are interesting but for some of them you need a lot of imagination to realise the supposed animals.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

I've seen some far more impressive caves but the guide did a fantastic job at explaining (in French and English) the formation of the caves and the neolithic paintings. It was a worthwhile and welcome break from the heat outside just before lunch.

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