The Grotto of the Grand Roc


A unique mineral forest

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

The only cave in the Dordogne to be listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Grand Roque is an exceptional jewel. A veritable "mineral jewel", it contains an extraordinary quantity of minerals of all kinds, each with more eccentric shapes than the next. Gorgeous crystals, fistulous concretions, stalagmites and stalactites, sometimes translucent, triangle-shaped crystals, it is a real mineral forest in which you will evolve.

Discover here a presentation of this unusual place
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Lower Laugerie Shelter

Located next to the Grotte du Grand Roc, the Laugerie-Basse shelter is a French Paleolithic site located in a rock shelter. It is protected as a historical monument, archaeological site and world heritage site.

Lower Laugerie Shelter

Opening hours for 2020

8 February - 3 April

  • 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5.30pm

4 April - 5 July

  • 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm

6 July - 28 August

  • 10 am to 7.30 pm

29 August - 1 November

  • 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm

2 November - 3 January 2021*

  • 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm

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

Last admission: 1h before closing
- Laugerie-Basse shelter: 1h15 before closing
- Grotte du Grand Roc & Laugerie Basse shelter: 2h before closing