Welcome to Lascaux II

The emotion of the origins

Open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

21,000 years ago

In the heart of the forest, close to the original cave, come and enjoy an authentic experience of the first facsimile of Lascaux. Lascaux II, the replica of the most famous and most visited cave in the world, invites you to step through the gates of time. Guided by the light of a torch, embark on an adventure that will transport you back to prehistoric times.

  • First facsimile of Lascaux

  • Located just a few steps from the original cave

  • Faithful reproduction of 85% of the preserved paintings

  • Visits for all ages

  • Inside the cave at 13°C

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    The Origins of Lascaux II tour

    The Origins of Lascaux II tour

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    This immersive, hour-and-a-half-long tour takes you back 21,000 years, in an atmosphere that appeals to every sense. Walk close to the original cave, on a floor once trodden by our ancestors, under flickering lighting that faithfully imitates grease lamps. Take a trip back to the beginning of time and relive the discovery of the Lascaux cave and the works of art it contains. Tour information: The tour is not recommended for young children. It includes a 400-metre walk to the entrance of the original cave, so it is advisable to be in good physical condition and to bring suitable footwear and clothing. Read more