Caves & Castles

Small Group

Guided Archaeology Tours

Vezere Valley

Dordogne, France


Steve & Judie Burman												              Les Bories, 24290 Valojoulx France                                      Tel: 0033 (0) 553 503121


Caves & Castles

Cave Art/Art History

Guided Archaeology Tour

Lascaux 4 : Font de Gaume : Rouffignac : Sarlat

Your guided archaeology tour includes a visit to Lascaux 4 - known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of Prehistory’. It has to be seen to appreciate its scale and the range of artistic techniques used by our ancestors.  You can’t help but be impressed. We explore the cave art in various world famous Ice Age sites over the next few days - including Font de Gaume and Rouffignac. The archaeology here in the Dordogne, France is stunning and your Tour takes in some of the best!

This is a 4 night/5 day Tour  and the price includes ticket costs, guiding/interpretation and local transport. To quote one visitor:

“All I had to do was take photographs and drink wine!”

This is our 2016 Cave Art & Castles Tour Itinerary:















































Price:  from 995 euros pp; price per couple 1150 euros pp

Check out our LIMITED PERIOD SPECIAL OFFER FOR 2017.

To find out more go to How to Book


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(One per Tour, usually around 14.00)


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How to  Book


Day 1

Mon

Arrive into Brive-la-Gaillarde rail station around 13.00 to link into our free transfer*. Steve will be there to meet you and to make the most of your time here, we’ll get straight into your Tour. First a visit to Castel Merle, perhaps the most authentic landscape you’ll see and the ideal place to set the scene.  Before heading to your hotel the delightful medieval town of Montignac for your 4 night stay, an ‘apero’ (aperatif) and a chance to meet Judie ‘chez nous’ (at our home) in the small hamlet of Les Bories in the Vezere Valley.

Day 2

Tues

Our visits today take in the newly opening Lascaux 4 - the original is known as the 'Sistine Chapel of Prehistory'  and also Grotte de Rouffignac , known as the ‘Cave of the Hundred Mammoths’ and accessed by electric train.

Day 3

Wed

Sarlat is another gem of a medieval town with a bustling colourful market, so that’s where we willl start today. In the afternoon, Steve will take you to Grotte de Cougnac,  stunning geology and amazing archaeology. You’ll see red and black outline paintings of ibex and the extinct megaceros - you get really close to your ancestors here.

Day 4

Thurs

Today we go to Les Eyzies, known as the World Capital of Prehistory. Steve will show you the highlights of the vast collections in the National Museum of Prehistory and make sense of it for you.  Today you will also see Font de Gaume* - the only polychrome cave of its type in the world that is open to the public and Les Combarelles* - famous for its 600+ engravings especially the ‘Drinking Deer’.

Your final evening – and to say “thank you for booking with us”, we take you out to dinner to one of our favourite restaurants in Montignac!

Day 5

Fri

Our final visit is to Le Thot where you can see additional scenes from Lascaux and how the cave art is produced - the same materials and techniques were used in both the facsimile and the original!   Then on to Brive-la-Gaillarde rail station to continue your travels.


*Subject to availability of tickets

Steve will be there to

meet you and start your Tour - usually 14.00  at Brive station, but other routings are possible.

 & the famous ‘falling man’.

 colourful galloping buffalos

Cave Art & Castles Guided Archaeology Tour Cougnac

The Chinese horses,

Steve interprets at  Cougnac

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Day Tours

Les Eyzies is the capital of prehistory and home of the National Museum and Steve will show you the highlights. Cave Art & Castles Guided Archaeology Tour Les Eyzies capital of prehistory The famous falling man at Lascaux Colourful galloping buffalo at Lascaux

Youll see stunning images at Lascaux II including

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2016 prices