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Address: 24290, Montignac, France
Phone Number: +33 5 53 51 95 03
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10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Lascaux II is the facsimile of the original cave. It is an exact copy of...

Lascaux II is the facsimile of the original cave. It is an exact copy of the 2 main halls of Lascaux, closed to the public in 1963. It contains 90% of the paintings of Lascaux. The Lascaux II tour is guided and lasts 40 minutes.

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Small-Group Dordogne Day Tour from Sarlat
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Lascaux II and The Art of the Caves in Sarlat

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The caves and drawings were recommended to us by a friend who lives in this region. He did explain that they were replicas but to the nearest centimetre. We found these caves and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is treasure of humanity. Go and see it and feel the common bond we all share. Yes it is a replica. The 'real' cave is a few hundred meters away. When you are inside you don't notice. You are filled with wonder and questions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Duplicates of the original are all you'll get here, but they are damn good! There is a high season in town and low season at the cave ticket office, so beware, it's not written in the guide books. The paintings draw you in, the guides are top shelf though they only guide in French. Tours last 40 minutes with only... More 

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Santa BArbara
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

After reading umpteen reviews about the pros and cons of this replica cave, I decided to bite the bullet, having already visited Grotte de Rouffignac, and give Lascaux II a chance because it is so famous and is going to close as I understand when Lascaux IV opens. We booked the English speaking tour. I suppose if you have not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've been to Lascaux before and wondered if it was as wonderful as I remembered. I was amazed again. Yes, it's a replica, and I don't like fake anything, but it is accurate to within 5 cms, all the painting are done using the original pigments and techniques. Lascaux 4 opens 15 Dec and will include the sculpting that was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We remembering reading about Lascaux when we were youngsters, MANY years ago (in my case), and were always intrigued by it. The original cavern has been closed to protect it, so this is a reproduction. It was as incredible as we had hoped, and we never felt disappointed not to be seeing the "real thing". We know only a little... More 

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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Lascaux II, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Dordogne ;) More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was so looking forward to seeing what I thought was a long series of caves. Probably should have done more research before making the trip to see the caves. There was an English guide, which was good, and our timing was fortunate as they were just getting started. You are led around by a tour guide and cannot explore... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The caves and drawings were recommended to us by a friend who lives in this region. He did explain that they were replicas but to the nearest centimetre. We found these caves and the drawings fascinating. Our guide was also very good and made the whole visit more interesting.

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Thank you very much for your review ! We're glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Lascaux II offers the almost exact duplicate of about 90-percent of the original 19,000 year-old prehistory painting in Lascaux. The caves are dark, but the paintings are either highlighted or pointed by a flash light by the tour guide. Most of them are vivid and beautiful. Visitors are taken into the cave one group at a time with about 30... More 

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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Lascaux II, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We recommand you to book online on our website to be sure to get a tour in your own langage. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Ok, I knew it was a copy. That wasn't the issue. A very underwhelming visit, from the lack of much info to the guide who, while pleasant enough, gave her spiel as if by rote. She seemed to have no broader knowledge on which to draw - eg, aboriginal cave art in Australia is also very old, but clearly didn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It's not that I don't like old stuff but we did spend a bunch of time this year in frigid Orkney, in May, looking at things Neolithic and I really thought that I had received all the ancient cultural knowledge I needed for the year. My head was full! I had reckoned without the determination of my bride who likes... More 

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