Sarlat Lascaux

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Sarlat city in France.

Sarlat Lascaux is a real place of collection of prehistoric art. Man made art was made since ancient times.

Formation of Sarlat Lascaux

Some 15,000 years B.C. unknown artists created breathtaking cave paintings of which the most extraordinary examples are found in the Dordogne area. Around 14 sites in the Vézère Valley were listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Visit the historic art collection

While visiting Lascaux, you are introduced to the fascinating art and to the people who made it. During the Hundred Years’ War and Renaissance period, more than 1,500 châteaux and manor houses. They were built in the Perigord on rocky bulge with a commanding view of the surrounding region.

Famous archeologists like Henry Breuil, André Glory and Martel have visited the cave in the 20th century. People are eager to visit the great and perfect working of pre-historic arts.

Exciting features during visit

Numerous exhibitions and workshops help you to know the reality of Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon man. Children also get delight in discovering. Visitors to the region of Lascaux love going back in time. People keep strolling through some of the most beautiful villages in France. They are likely La Roque-Gageac, Beynac-et-Cazenac and Saint-Amand-de-Coly.

Sarlat and Lascaux cave

A stop in Sarlat is always a pleasure to spend time in the town market. Renaissance-period district and charming narrow streets with numerous shops in medieval houses are interesting. All these pleasures can be found in the Périgord which is just a short drive from Bordeaux.

You can visit Lascaux II cave, a perfect reproduction of the original cave, opened in 1983. Lascaux II is a unique success of technology in the entire world. Accurate scientific and artistic methods were used to recreate the incomparable environment of the original cave. A reinforced concrete shell was created using shipbuilding techniques.

The relief of the cave was reconstructed down to the tiniest detail. Then, the polychromatic paintings were executed just as the originals were 17, 000 years ago, using natural pigments.

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