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Sarlat-la-Canéda: Cave and Castle Tour

Product ID: 304948
Travel back in time from the rugged stone age to the middle ages. Gaze at cave paintings dating back 30,000 years. Discover the best-preserved medieval castle in France.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 1:30 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French

Pickup included

Meet your guide at the bus stop at Place Pasteur in Sarlat.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at the oldest cave paintings in the area
  • Discover technologies used by early humans
  • Gaze at a vast array of stalactites
  • Explore a medieval castle
Full description
Get in touch with your primeval nature as you discover some of the oldest relics of prehistory. Your tour begins with a thorough demonstration of techniques used by Paleolithic humans to make fire, to illuminate the dark caves in which they lived, and to paint. 

After getting a taste of prehistoric life, you’ll head in to the chilly, dark caves to gaze upon cave paintings that date back over 30,000 years. Marvel at the evidence of a bygone culture that existed before civilization began. Wander through the caves, gazing at the veritable forests of stalactites, stalagmites, and columns. 

After viewing the cave, you’ll discover a beautiful, hilltop medieval castle, before heading back to the meeting point, enriched by millennia of history.
  • Transportation to the cave from the meeting point
  • Demonstration of prehistoric techniques
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes
• The temperature in the cave is approximately 55°F; please wear warm clothing