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The Pech Merle Cave Virtual tour

The Pech Merle Cave

Come and see authentic prehistoric paintings which are over 20,000 years old ! Exceptional works of art are conserved on the walls of the Pech Merle cave. Hundreds of representations adorn the cave : mammoths, bison, horses, aurochs… These figures are in their original natural setting : a breathtaking site with a fascinating geological history.

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The Prehistory Museum

The Prehistory Museum

A visit to the museum is an indispensable complement to a visit of the cave providing more information about the Pech Merle paintings, the main representations in other painted caves in Quercy closed to the public, and 350,000 years of regional prehistory.

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News

  • Des Néandertaliens au fond des grottes: Bruniquel et ses étranges structures bâties

    Des Néandertaliens au fond des grottes: Bruniquel et ses étranges structures bâties

    Conférence du Jacques JAUBERT, Professeur à l'Université de Bordeaux Musée de préhistoire, 18 h, entrée...

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  • La conservation des grottes ornées préhistoriques : les raisons d'un miracle

    La conservation des grottes ornées préhistoriques : les raisons d'un miracle

    Conférence de Monsieur François BOURGES Géologue 18 h salle de cinéma du musée - Vendredi 19 mai 2017 La...

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Location of the Pech Merle cave in Cabrerets (Lot)

Location

The Pech Merle cave is located in the commune of Cabrerets, in the Lot département, in the south west of France

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