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Grotte de Bara Bahau

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The Bara-Bahau (or Bara-Bao) painted cave certainly owes its name to the collapse of the rocks at its entrance, event that was described in the local Occitan language by "baraboum"! The cave is listed as a Historic Monument by the French Ministry of Culture.
The engravings found inside the deepest part of the cave feature animal, geometric and anthropomorphic shapes dating from some 15,000 years BP.

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Address:24260 Le Bugue
Visiting Hours:February to June: 10am to 12 pm and from2pm to 5:30pm
July and August: 9:30 am to 7:00pm
September to December: 10am to 12 pm and 2pm to 5pm.
Open to the public every day except: From the end of the Christmas holidays to the beginning of the February half term holiday. Closed on Mondays from November to the end of March, except during school holidays.


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