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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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  • Visits to the cave during the Christmas holidays 2018

    The cave of Pech Merle can be visited on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays afternoon, from 2 pm to 4 pm, until January 4, 2019. We invite you to book your tickets on our booking system. Happy holidays of end of year...

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  • Visites de la grotte pendant les vacances de Noël 2018

    La grotte du Pech Merle se visite les mercredis, jeudis et vendredis après-midi, de 14h à 16h, jusqu'au 4 janvier 2019. Nous vous invitons à réserver vos places sur notre système de réservation. Bonnes fêtes de...

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Location of the Pech Merle cave in Cabrerets (Lot)


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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