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Address: Grotte de Bernifal, Meyrals, Saint-Cyprien, France

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Amazing adventure

Well presented, exciting active look into the last thousand years or so of these wonderful cliffs and caves.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 April 2016
Roger C
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Diss, United Kingdom
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The road between Sarlat and Les Eysies-de Tayac is full of grottes and troglodyte villages and you are spoiled for choice of places to visit. We took pity on one of the smaller ones and marched off on what we assumed to be the path to the cave. We quickly became disillusioned about our visit after wandering uphill through the... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Well presented, exciting active look into the last thousand years or so of these wonderful cliffs and caves.

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

You must make an appointment to see this privately owned cave. We have visited many pre-historic painted caves but this was an truly extraordinary experience to see a human face depicted! The owner takes you in with his battery charged flashlight & allows you plenty of time to ask questions and see all that is there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

It is a rare opportunity to get to see this cave. We were fortunate to be taken in by the only English speaking guide allowed to give tours it. Before going to that area try to schedule a tour with the author of the book "Stepping Stones", Christine Desemaines-Hugon. She leads cave tours for Smihsonian as well as small groups... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Small private cave, but fantastic and in original condition. Mostly light etchings and use of the natural contours of the rock. Tours by owner only in French, so consider taking an english speaking guide with you if you are not a French speaker. It would be hard to get much out of it otherwise.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

This is not a "touristic" attraction like the other caves that you'll be able to visit in the area, it's a wonderful, "back in time" experience. This cave is owned by a 78 year old farmer who conducts the visits himself during the winter time, so understanding French is necessary if you want to get the most of it. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

This was a facinating visit to a cave discovered in the fifties by the owner and his brother. The cave is accessed after a walk through the woods. A mixture of prehistoric drawings & carvings can be seen as well as crystal formations. The visit is only in French, so at least school french is needed to get the most... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

When we arrived at the schedule 2:30pm the owners were partaking in a picnic lunch and asked us to wander the 500 meters to the cave entrance and wait, they assured us they would be a few minutes. When we arrived there was another person who had been waiting an hour and a half! After over 30 minutes of waiting... More 

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