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Prehistoric Cave of Combarelles

UNESCO Heritage List

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Combarelles is a prehistoric decorated cave located on the territory of the commune of Les Eyzies de Tayac in the Dordogne department.
With over 600 engraved and drawn works, this cave is considered a major site of the Upper Paleolithic era known as Magdalenian age, dating from between 17,000 to 12,000 years ago.
The cave, itself created by the flow of an underground river, consists of two galleries. The most important one, open to visitors, is a narrow 1 meter wide, 300 meters long corridor.
Its walls' illustrations - 291 works divided into 105 sets - include horses, deer, ibex, mammoths, rhinos, bears, cats and some cattle and an exceptional set of fifty anthropomorphic figures.
The cave was discovered by Denis Peyrony, Henri Breuil - known also as the Pope of the Prehistory - and Louis Capitan on September 8, 1901.

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Latitude: 44.9360
Longitude: 1.0180
Visiting Hours:Open daily except Saturdays 15 May - 15 September 9.30 am - 5:30 pm
16 September - 14 May 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and 2 pm - 5:30 pm
Closed on the 1st of January, 1st of May, 1st and 11th of November, 25th of December


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