Discover the magnificent caves of the Dordogne near our campsite!
The Dordogne is known for its gastronomy, its beautiful and well-preserved landscapes and towns, but also for its cultural and prehistoric heritage including its magnificent caves. You can discover them near our 4 star campsite in Dordogne!
EMBLEMATIC SITES OF THE HISTORY OF THE DORDOGNE
Testimonies of ancient times, the first traces of human life and the evolution of Man, the caves allow us to dive into the heart of the prehistoric era. In the Périgord Noir, in the Dordogne, there is a good sample of sites, some of which are classified as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. And there are certainly more to discover! Most of them can be visited, revealing their charms and their particularities such as stalactites, stalagmites, concretions and drawings (bison friezes and paintings for example). Walking around is a real source of wonder and discovery for young and old.
THE PREHISTORIC CAVES OF THE DORDOGNE
It is not for nothing that prehistoric man settled in the Dordogne. He had found here food, shelter and knowledge. By a means of expression that we can still admire today. Rock art, this technique used in the past by our ancestors and preserved in the caves.
The cave paintings or engravings are to be discovered or rediscovered in Périgord. By staying in our establishment, you will benefit from an excellent starting point to visit the marvelous caves and to make tourism in the Périgord.
Some of them are known worldwide, such as Lascaux 4, which is located 10 minutes from La Fage. Or others more discreet but no less admirable: The Grotto of the Bottom of Gaume.
And others that have been discovered and are currently being studied by specialists. The Dordogne has not yet revealed all its secrets and there are still many others to discover.
THE CONCRETION CAVES IN THE DORDOGNE
The Périgord Noir is full of unusual and extraordinary places.
Nature explodes here and makes us discover the immensity of its powers.
The concretion caves are a concrete example. Due to the time and conditions necessary for a concretion to form, they can take on different colors and shapes.
The most famous are of course the stalactites and stalagmites. You can admire them at the Proumeyssac chasm in the Périgord Noir.
Les Excentriques in the caves of Maxanges and Grand Roc 30 minutes from La Fage.
Draped, fistula, pyramids or forms that make us think of things more known to the general public “the titanic” or religious “the virgin and child”, “the cross.
Because of its location and its natural composition, each cave is original. Each one offers the opportunity to discover a particular shape that you will not see again.
Many beautiful sites make up the landscape of the Dordogne. So don’t hesitate any longer, put your bags down at the La Fage campsite, just a few minutes away from these wonderful sites.
OTHER CAVES TO DISCOVER IN THE DORDOGNE
To help you in your visits, we have selected for you several prehistoric caves open to the public in the Périgord Noir. They are all more or less close to Sarlat. This way, you can access them easily and quickly. We recommend you to take a look at the following:
The Grotto of the Sorcerer of Saint-Cirq which is nestled in the hollow of the cliff and surrounded by greenery and where you can admire frescos;
those of Cougnac in Payrignac where illustrations of animals and human figures tell the story of Cro-Magnon men;
the Font de Gaume cave in Les Eyzies-De-Tayac-Sireuil where you will find more than 200 painted and engraved figures;
the one of Bara-Bahau in Le Bugue which is classified as a historical monument;
the Shelter of Cap Blanc in Marquay which abounds in sculptures and whose discovery goes back to 1908;
and the most famous, Lascaux II, an exact three-dimensional copy of the original which has been closed to the public since 1963.