Absolutely amazing experience. You will believe you are back in time in the original caves. The exhibition centre itself is a testament to modern design that blends with its surroundings and supports the whole experience.
The Vezere Valley & Skip the Line: LASCAUX IV
Explore the Prehistoric Sites of the Vezere Valley
Visit the recreation of prehistoric caves at a UNESCO world heritage site
See the natural rock shelter in Les Eyzies
English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides
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€65 per person
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday @ 2:00PM to 6:00PM
April 1st to October 31st 2019
Note: This tour is not available in August.
Shared cultural tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Larger groups please contact us.
In Sarlat la Caneda: Pick up Place Pasteur Bus stop
Hotel pickup not available
Tour returns at departure point
- Certified guides
- All entrance fees, tasting fees mentioned
- Any tasting fees, entrance fees other than those mentioned on the program
- Meals & drinks
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Gratuities for the guide
Prehistoric Sites Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Discover brand-new Lascaux IV International Center of Parietal Art. The museum is a triumph of technology: unlike any other cave visits, Lascaux 4 employs different set designs, displays, state-of-the-art interactive workshops and immersive technology to bring it to life. For the very first time, all of Lascaux cave is revealed. This new center features an interactive gallery experience that blends Art, History and Culture with intelligence and sensitivity. At the heart of the experience you will discover a life size, state of the art facsimile cave that reveals the wonders of Lascaux as they were first seen.
In 2018, the museum was listed on Time Magazine’s 100 Greatest Places to visit saying: “The Snohetta-designed complex features some 600 prehistoric paintings and 1,000 engravings, all painstakingly re-created by a team of two dozen artists working from physical castings and advanced 3-D digital scans or the original artwork”!
After the visit and some time for personal discovery, the tour will also take you along the Vezere Valley for stops in Les Eyzies and Saint Léon village.
Good to Know
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies for all tours
- Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
- English-speaking tour
- Prices are per person
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Memorable Day – We had an awesome day with Marion, our guide. She was so incredibly knowledgeable and was a joy to spend the day with. It was like taking a prehistoric history class with a professor that students work their schedule around just to be in her class. We hung on her every word. A bonus was that she took us to a tiny village for lunch and we bought some food to eat at a picnic table along the Dodorgne River on a perfect “bluebird day”.
Fantastic tour company – We signed up for 2 tours. We went to see the Lascaux Caves and our guide was very knowledgable we liked the tour so much we decided to sign up for another tour. They do small tours in a van. We can’t recommend this tour company enough. If you are in Sarlat make sure to do a tour with them. Our guide also recommended restaurants and other interesting places to visit.
A great moment! – It was just a-ma-zing. A great moment with our very clever guide who learned us a lot of things. Thank you! Sarlat is a beautiful city and the castles are very interesting. We hope to come back very quickly because all the excursions seems to be amazing! I’m very lucky to chose this excursion and I say thank you to Ophorus!
Guide was great, best way to see the sights in this beautiful area. – We had no car while staying in Sarlat, but even if we had, it would be unlikely we would have seen all the sights our guide Marion drove us to in one day. The distances we covered were long, sometimes windy & very rural, so really needed to know the best route to squeeze in all the highlights. We would recommend considering the day tours Ophorus offers.
Perfect in every way! – Ophorus staff were helpful from the planning stage to the execution of our tours. We had a wonderful Guide (Florence). Her knowledge of history, local agriculture, politics, local issues and art was amazing. This area of France is so beautiful and a post card at every turn but coupled with an Ophorus tour it’s a wonderful experience. Thanks again Florence and Ophorus!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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