The Cliff that Takes you Back in Time!
First discovered by Jean Maury on 29 April 1924, the Grand Roc Cave was opened to the public in 1927.
The cave entrance is half way up an impressive cliff face which dominates the Vézère valley at Les Eyzies.
Delve into the Heart of the Cave!
- 1 Carpark
- 2 Ticket Office -Shop
- 3 3D film Projection Room
- 4 The Cro-Magnon Architectural Workshop
- 5 Ruins of semi-troglodyte houses (putlog holes, hood moulding)
- 6 The rockshelter "les Marseilles" and the Lookout post
- 7 Stratigraphic Cross Sections
- 8 Semi-troglodyte Houses
- 9 Restaurant
- 10 Ruins of semi-troglodyte houses (putlog holes, hood moulding)
- 11 Staircase leading to the Grand Roc Cave
Live the Experience of an Exceptional Gem
The only geological cave of the Dordogne to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
You will enter a veritable mineral “forest” composed of an incredible variety and density of crystal structures such as are rarely found in other caves.
Curtains of calcite cover the floor in areas. The stalactites that hang from the ceiling are sometimes thin, sometimes imposing and translucent. From the ground, stalagmites rise up, occasionally meeting a descending stalactite to form a column. A huge amount of eccentrically-shaped crystal structures which defy the laws of gravity, as well as draperies of calcite are cleverly lit to intensify the colour of the rock formations.
Come and discover this amazing mineral “jeweller’s shop”, one of the great unmissable sites of the Périgord!
Don’t Forget the Dual Tickets !
Enjoy a guided visit of the Grand Roc Cave and a non-guided visit of the Rock Shelters of Laugerie Basse, both of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites, at a preferential rate. Schedule a visit to the Grand Roc and then you are free to visit Laugerie Basse whenever you want as the ticket is valid (once) until the end of the current calendar year. By choosing the dual ticket, you'll discover a cliff that will take you back in time…My Tickets