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Abri du Cap Blanc, near Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

Prehistoric shelter with huge animal sculptures

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This rock shelter houses outstanding prehistoric animal sculptures, the most significant being eight figures carved into the rock, which are thought to have been there for over 15,000 years. 

These are probably the best examples of such engravings in France. The shelter was also inhabited for thousands of years; a female skeleton found there dated to about 13,000 BC. There is also a small museum displaying prehistoric artefacts found in the caves and explaining how the bas-reliefs would have been made.


Taking the D47 out of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac past Les Combarelles, take a left onto the D48. The Abri du Cap Blanc car park is on your right after La Greze.

When to come

Open all year, although times and dates may vary. You should check in advance to avoid disappointment.


Map of the surrounding area