The Grotte du Grand Roc

1/4/2020

A unique mineral forest

Discovered by Jean Maury on April 29, 1924, The Grotte du Grand Roc was fitted out and opened to visitors in 1927. It opens halfway up an impressive cliff overlooking the Vézère valley with Eyzies.

The only cave in the Dordogne listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Grand Roc is an exceptional gem. A true "mineral jewelry", it contains an extraordinary quantity of minerals of all kinds, and each one more eccentric than the next. Gours crystals, fistulous concretions, stalagmites and sometimes translucent stalactites, crystals in the shape of a triangle, it is a real mineral forest in which you will evolve.

Discover here a presentation of this extraordinary place
Video source: https://www.grotte-grand-roc.fr/

Shelters of Laugerie Basse

Located right next to the Grotte du Grand Roc, the shelter of Laugerie-Basse is a French Paleolithic site that is in a rock shelter. It is the subject of multiple protections as a historical monument, archaeological site and world heritage.

Shelters of Laugerie Basse

Opening hours for 2020

February 8 - April 3 *

  • 10h to 12h30 and 14h to 17h30

April 4 - July 5

  • 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. and 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.

July 6 - August 28

  • 10h to 19h30

August 29 - November 1

  • 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. and 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.

November 2 - January 3, 2021 *

  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.

* closed Mondays outside school holidays
Closed on December 25, 2020 and January 1, 2021

Last admission: 1 hour before closing
- Shelters of Laugerie-Basse: 1h15 before closing
- Grotte du Grand Roc & Shelters of Laugerie Basse: 2 hours before closing