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Pech Merle

Distance from La Barde: 1 heure 20

Pech Merle, art of Origins !

Below tunnels of the prehistoric cave were discovered in 1922 by 2 adolescents. Ranked as Historic Monument, it has been open to the public from 1926.

Its geological interest is essential concerning all the stages of its creation that last several millions years; digging by water erosion, collapsing, stalactites, stalagmites and columns,…

Real memory of the Earth, Pech Merle contains a lot of incredible prehistoric works, as the most famous is “les chevaux ponctués”. These ones are very well preserved and representative to all technics and art of cave subjects.

Pech Merle is open all the year, every days of the week, from 6th April to 11th November. You will find all the prices information here.

We visited it for you !

Thanks to the very well preserved works, it’s easier to discern their outline, that makes the visit very interesting. We would like to spend hours and hours to observe them. Some of these drawings evoke a symbolism that it’s sometimes difficult to explain; it gives to the cave a mysterious atmosphere. Maybe will you feel it !

Some of our hosts, passioned with Prehistory, absolutely want to discover this cave. The memorable element is a mark of an adolescent footprint, that you won’t see in another cave.


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