The Prehistoric Rock Shelters of Laugerie-Basse
Located a few dozen meters from the Grand Roc Cave, the rock shelters of Laugerie-Basse, a prehistoric site dating from -15,000 and -10,000 BC, have been a reference for prehistorians the world over.
Thanks to the many archaeological discoveries made here, the shelters show evidence of cultural and artistic activity unrivalled in the region, or even anywhere else in Europe.Read more
Delve into Prehistory with your family! With a 3D film and digital tablets, discover how and why mankind has lived in this place since prehistoric times...Read more
Listed as a World Heritage Site, this site is exceptional for the quantity, diversity, and quality of the 600 works of art found there. A 3D film explains how this type of shelter was formed, and a room features copies of the most beautiful pieces: an engraved bone washer, a harpoon, a statuette of a horse’s head and a female figurine called "Venus Without Shame". Visit the site with a digital tablet or a booklet or take a guided tour in summer.Read more
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“The prehistoric site of Laugerie-Basse has left a distinct mark on every student of the Prehistoric. The site is famous for its artefacts, which show a world reinvented by the imagination of the Magdalenian hunters. Nestled at the foot of a majestic cliff, the rock shelters can be explored along a calm trail in the shade of the cliff, lulled by the sound of birdsong.”
You will be spellbound by your visit to the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage site! At the foot of one of the steepest escarpments of the Vézère Valley, you will discover a place where prehistoric hunters and gatherers lived. Fall under the spell of the interactive visit and try to solve the mystery of Laugerie Basse.
Prehistoric Shelters of Laugerie Basse
My favourite moment was when I led a Cro-Magnon architectural workshop and the children, proud of the Cro-Magnon tent they had built, asked if they could spend the night in it…
The site is very interesting and has been a “gold mine” for archaeologists and, consequently, for museums all over the world. The guide was great: passionate and, therefore, inspiring. Thank you again.
A 3D film, tablets for the visit, games and a "treasure hunt": super for the kids. The place was fabulously presented and the explanations were perfect.
The visit was modernised with a really good 3D film and interactive tablets. The strata of successive periods of occupation are very visible and impressive.