Lascaux II, Montignac

#2 of 38 in Museums in Dordogne
Lascaux II features replicas of the famed Lascaux Cave's 17,000-year-old Paleolithic paintings, which are only 200 m (650 ft) away. Discovered in 1940 and opened to the public in 1948, the original cave attracted 1,200 visitors a day. By 1955, carbon dioxide and light had begun to damage the paintings. In 1963, the cave was shut down to preserve the art. The museum opened in 1983. Look for a replica of the cave's Great Hall of Bulls and the Painted Gallery. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Montignac using our trip planner.
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  • A world class experience..well worth a visit.Staff multilingual and very helpful.Tour good but a bit repetive  more »
  • I'm so glad I went to Lascaux II. With the opening of IV, II may be playing out the string. It is getting a bit tatty around the edges, physically, but it still was just wonderful. A couple days...  more »
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