Live an experience out of time

Discovered in 1949 and 1952, the two caves of Cougnac are open to the public from the beginning of April to the end of October. They are located only 3 km from Gourdon.
In these exceptional caves, you will discover a prodigious mineral vegetation, surrounding authentic prehistoric paintings. These drawings are dated to about 30,000 years ago and are among the oldest drawings!
Through a guided tour of about 1h15, discover a place full of surprises, frequented by the Cro-Magnon men during more than ten millennia. Return to the traces left by our ancestors, through this timeless visit.
During your excursion, you will also witness an exceptional prehistoric treasure. Our ancestors have left traces of their passage at different times (between 25 000 and 14 000 BC): strands of stalagmites, handprints, geometric signs …


A visit to the Cougnac caves is like travelling back in time, thanks to a team of history buffs. Opt for a guided tour, told and explained by guides passionate about the mysteries of prehistoric paintings. Discover the art of the Paleolithic in all its splendor and rare drawings of prehistoric men wounded / arrowed. This unique site, combining the beauty of the caves’ formation with Paleolithic art, will take you on a one-of-a-kind visit…


Many unique events are held in the caves of Cougnac, such as songs and exhibitions. Discover all kinds of art in this unusual place. Various exhibitions have already taken place such as the one realized by the stone sculptor: Ghislain Gallerneau, who exposed his Venus inspired by the Paleolithic in these sumptuous caves.
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