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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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  • Ouverture d'hiver 2017-2018

    A partir du 5 novembre 2017, le site du Pech Merle propose une ouverture partielle durant l'hiver (novembre 2017 à mars 2018) qui a lieu les samedis, dimanches et lundis après-midi de 14h à 16h sauf cas...

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  • Bande dessinée : les chevaux du Pech Merle

    Bande dessinée : les chevaux du Pech Merle

    Joël Polomski sera à Pech-Merle pour dédicacer sa nouvelle bande dessinée. Jeudi 20 juillet à partir de 9h30.

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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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