Located in Les Eyzies-De-Tayac-Sireuil, in the Périgord Noir, the Grand Roc cave is one of the Dordogne caves with magnificent concretions. Nestled halfway up a cliff, it overlooks the Vézère Valley.
Jean Maury, speleologist and prehistorian, discovered the Grand Roc cave in the Périgord Noir in April 1924 after a long period of excavation.
After noticing a trickle of water coming out of the rock, he decides to dig the rock.
He explores it and ends up in the small cave of the Grand Roc.
The cave is composed of a rich and dense variety of crystallizations: stalagmites, eccentric concretions, fistulous, triangles, columns, draperies…
After various developments, the Grand Roc cave, bordering the Vézère Valley, opened its doors to the public in 1927.
A quantity of eccentrics and draperies are highlighted by a light that intensifies the colors of the concretions.
In 1979, it was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, among the prehistoric sites and decorated caves of the Vézère valley.
Moreover, this site is classified 2 stars in the Michelin Guide and is appreciated by the amateurs of geology.
Finally, on the same site, you can visit the shelters of Laugerie Basse, a prehistoric cave open to the public and decorated with cave paintings dating from the Paleolithic period. It is one of the main tourist attractions of the region.
It should be remembered that it is during excavations in deposits in Dordogne that bones of Cro Magnon were discovered. The Vézère valley is classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site for the diversity of its sites.
From our 4 star campsite in the Dordogne, to get to the Grand Roc site, just follow the direction of Montignac – Lascaux.
Then you just have to follow the Vézère river to Les Eyzies de Tayac.
You will then arrive in front of the Grand Roc cave and can begin your visit. Not far from there, you can also visit the Font de Gaume cave.