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Grotte Préhistorique du Sorcier

Archaeological sites, ancient and prehistoric in Les Eyzies
  • North of Le Bugue, the Grotte du Sorcier nestles in the hollow of a cliff in the Vézère valley. Decorated by Magdalenian artists 17,000 years ago, the narrow diaclase into which Cro-Magnon men had to crawl is now very accessible. So you now have a completely different vision of the representations, with a lighting system that highlights the engravings and bas-reliefs and mirrors that reveal every detail.
    Here you can see animals (horses, bison, ...), geometric signs and above all three human...
    North of Le Bugue, the Grotte du Sorcier nestles in the hollow of a cliff in the Vézère valley. Decorated by Magdalenian artists 17,000 years ago, the narrow diaclase into which Cro-Magnon men had to crawl is now very accessible. So you now have a completely different vision of the representations, with a lighting system that highlights the engravings and bas-reliefs and mirrors that reveal every detail.
    Here you can see animals (horses, bison, ...), geometric signs and above all three human representations, a rare occurrence in rock art. One, the Sorcerer, gives his name to the cave, a figure with a round head, a prominent belly and outstretched hands, with an erect sex. A Museum of Prehistory completes your visit, a summary of the male representations in prehistoric art and endowed with an astonishing piece, the tortoise.
  • Access
    • Main road  :  Périgueux (D710) at 45 km
    • Motorway  :  Brive (A89) at 75 km
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Hiking trails
    • In the village
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Not accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • bus parking
  • Services
    • Boutique
    • Guided tours
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  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
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