Sarlat-la-Canéda: Cave and Castle Tour

Sarlat-la-Canéda: Cave and Castle Tour

From € 79 per person

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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Small group
Limited to 7 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4.5 hours
Starting time 1:30 PM
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Meet your guide at the bus stop at Place Pasteur in Sarlat.


  • 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
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Video recording
  • Cameras

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
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