Visit Lascaux - famous Prehistoric Cave art in Dordogne: departing from Bordeaux with private driver-guide

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Tour Number

Activity Level

104955


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Can provide child seat upon request

Friendly: Yes.
Must be able to get in and out of vehicle

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), Italian (basic), German (conversational), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Lascaux, Rouffignac, Font de Gaume caverns:the Oldest Paintings in the World


Private sightseeing tour with an American driver-guide (Expatriate in France since 1992)

Visiting the prehistoric caverns in the Dordogne Region - Lascaux, Rouffignac, Cognac. . . Pech Merle - is simply a phenomenal experience.

- Here you will discover; you'll realize & understand that these extremely old paintings, sculptures and etchings are veritable ART, produced by Artists - not scribbles or meaningless stick figures - but the work of skilled artisans.

The relics discovered in these caverns in Dordogne are amazingly detailed - and realistic.
The techniques used on these walls deep inside the caves (and accessible through tiny, claustrophobia - inducing passages) are not childish.
There's shading, 3-dimensional realism, clever usage of the natural wall contours and recesses, and other very advanced techniques.

Some of these techniques "disappeared" for centuries only to be "invented" later in history.

Itinerary

Depart from Bordeaux

=> Rouffignac
=> Les Eyzies
=> Lascaux
=> Sarlat (optional)

Note: Font de Gaume and Les Combarelles are very difficult to get in : access is limited to 50 persons per day.
Another optional cavern to visit in this region is => Cougnac

. . . One of the greatest advantages to my tours is flexibility.
I may propose or start the day with an itinerary in mind, or list of places to visit, but from there the day will unfold according to your personal wishes.

My objective is to help you to maximize your time spent here in France - so that you will most comfortably enjoy all the beauty and history - that you return home filled with spectacular memories of a marvelous adventure.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux, Toulouse or nearby

End location: Point of depart unless otherwise specified

Duration: 8 hours

There is a 95.00 Euros per hour fee for every additional hour.

Transportation

Citroen C8 Minivan with A/C
Can accommodate up to 6 passengers

What’s Included

Other: This fare includes the vehicle; myself as your private, multilingual driver/guide and translator/interpreter; all the tolls, parking fees, and fuel charges.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euros - If you want to take the time to enjoy a nice meal
Admission to Lascaux = 10 EU
Admission to Rouffignac Caves = 7 EU

What’s Extra

Other: Not included in this fare are your meals, and admission fees for castles, museums, etc.
This private tour lasts 8 hours.
There is a 95.00 fee for additional hours.
This tour departs from Bordeaux. For tours departing from Le Verdon there is an additional fee of 150.00 Euros
Please contact me if you require a customized tour itinerary.

A Recent Review of this tour

Picked up at our Apartment. We had an awesome day touring the Dordogne valley. We visited a cave and the museum at Lascaux 4. Christian was a great guide, he has great local knowledge. We learned a lot about the areas history and a language . Although a long trip in the van, lively conversation and interesting sites rounded out a great day. I would not hesitate to book future trips with Christian.
John Pappel

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