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Opening hours

Opening times for the Font de Gaume cave:

May 15th to September 15th, 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
September 16th to May 14th, 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Number of tickets reserved for advanced bookings: 26 per day
Number of tickets sold on the day of the visit: 52 admissions per day

Times for booked tours:
- Low season: 3.15 p.m./4 p.m.
- High season: 1.30 p.m./2.15 p.m.

 
Opening times for the Combarelles caves:

May 15th to September 15th, 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
September 16th to May 14th, 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Number of tickets reserved for advanced bookings: 7 per day
Number of tickets sold on the day of the visit: 35 admissions per day

Times for booked tours:
- Low season: 10 a.m.
- High season: 10 a.m.

 

Opening times for the Abri de Cap-Blanc:

May 15th to September 15th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September 16th to May 14th, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Number of tickets reserved for advanced bookings: 35 per day
Number of tickets sold on the day of the visit: 70 admissions per day

Times for booked tours:
- Low season: 10.30 a.m./2.15 p.m./4.15 p.m.
- High season: 10.30 a.m./2.30 p.m./4.30 p.m.

No bookings on Sundays.

Booking number: 05 53 06 86 00
Telephone number: 05 53 59 60 30

 

Gisement de Laugerie-Haute

Booking and tickets: the Font-de-Gaume cave welcome desk.

Abri du Poisson

Booking and tickets: the Font-de-Gaume cave welcome desk.

Gisement de la Micoque: Gisement du Moustier

Booking and tickets: the Font-de-Gaume cave welcome desk.

Gisement de la Ferrassie

Booking and tickets: the Font-de-Gaume cave welcome desk.

Prices

Grotte de Font-de-Gaume, grotte des Combarelles:

> Guided tour

Full price : €11,50
Group (from 20 people) : €9
Combined ticket (simultaneous purchase of the 3 sites): Font-de-Gaume €9, Combarelles €9 and Cap-Blanc €6,50 

Free admission :
Less than 18 (with their family)
18-25 from the European Union or with a European visa
Disabled visitor and one accompanying person
Job seekers (upon presentation of proof of less than 6 months)
Teachers holders of an Education Pass

> Visite approfondie

Individual rate €17.50
Visit only from 12/11 to 31/03, except during school holidays in all areas. By reservation only.
NB: in-depth visits are not offered on Sundays.

Abri du Cap-Blanc

Guided tour

Full price : €8
Reduced price: €6,50
Group (from 20 people) : €6,50
Combined ticket (simultaneous purchase of the 3 sites): Font-de-Gaume €9, Combarelles €9 and Cap-Blanc €6,50 
(simultaneous purchase for the 3 sites possible only at the ticket office of the Grotte de Font-de-Gaume)

Free admission :
Less than 18 (with their family)
18-25 from the European Union or with a European visa
Disabled visitor and one accompanying person
Job seekers (upon presentation of proof of less than 6 months)
Teachers holders of an Education Pass

Gisements préhistoriques de laugerie-haute, du moustier, de la ferrassie, de la micoque et abri du poisson

Guided tour (for each site)

Adults : €12
7-18s and specific publics : €6
Free for under 7 years old

Acces

Address

Centre des Monuments Nationaux
Prehistoric sites in Vallée de la Vézère

Grotte de Font-de-Gaume
4 avenue des Grottes
24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
Tel: 05 53 06 86 00

GPS COORDINATES

Latitude: 44.9361
Longitude: 1.0136

How to get here

BY CAR
- Périgueux-Sarlat (D47 highway). Distances: 45 km from Périgueux, 20 km from Sarlat.
- Via the A20 motorway: Souillac Exit, toward Sarlat. Distance from Brive-la-Gaillarde: 60 km
- Via the A89 motorway: Saint-Laurent-sur-Manoire Exit. Distance: 35 km

BY TRAIN
Paris-Limoges-Périgueux-Agen line. Travel time from Périgueux: 30 mins.
The sites are located between 1.5 km and 13 km from the centre of the village.

Tour offers

> Themed tours and heritage workshops

Click here to download the programme

FACILITIES AND VISITOR COMFORT

> Gift and book shop at Font-de-Gaume and Cap-Blanc.

> Parking:
Parking at Font-de-Gaume (400-m uphill path), Cap Blanc (200-m downhill path) and Combarelles.
Parking possible near the Abri du Poisson (150-meter uphill path), the Gisements de Laugerie-Haute and Micoque.
Road crossing for the Gisements de la Ferrassie and Moustier.

> Slope

> 12 steps down and then back up for the Gisement du Moustier. Stairs with a hand rail.

> Dress appropriately when visiting the site: the Gisements are open-air sites, the temperature inside the caves varies from 12°C to 18°C, with over 95% relative humidity.

> No dogs except for assistance dogs. Assistance dogs are only allowed in the Gisements de la Micoque, Ferrassie, Laugerie-Haute and Moustier.

  • Librairie-boutique Gift and book shop
  • Dogs are not allowed
  • Parking

Accessibility

> Physically Impaired: the Gisements de Laugerie-Haute, Ferrassie and Moustier have the “Tourisme et Handicap” label. Inside the Gisement du Moustier, an esplanade with stabilised limestone surfacing and guard stones provide a full view of the Gisement. The 12-step staircase is equipped with a hand rail. Under certain conditions, the Combarelles caves can be accessible to the Physically Impaired.

> Visually Impaired: the Font-de-Gaume and Combarelles caves, the Abri du Poisson, the Gisements de Laugerie-Haute, Moustier, Ferrassie and Micoque have received the “Tourisme et Handicap” label. Guided tours and tour-lectures using tactile educational materials and relief boards.

> Visitors with Developmental or Learning Disabilities: the Font-de-Gaume and Combarelles caves, the Abri du Poisson, the Gisements de Laugerie-Haute, Moustier and Ferrassie have received the “Tourisme et Handicap” label. Guided tours and tour-lectures with adapted tour presentations and educational materials.

> Hearing Impaired: the Font-de-Gaume and Combarelles caves, the Abri du Poisson, the Gisements de Laugerie-Haute, Moustier, Ferrassie and Micoque have received the “Tourisme et Handicap” label. Visitor notebooks in French.

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