Located on the right bank of the Vézères river two kilometres from Les Eyzies, this shelter is one of the most immense of the region, measuring around 200 meters in length. This crucial site excavated in particular by Lartet, Hauser, Peyrony, and Bordes welcomed several millennia of human occupation from the later Perigordian to the middle Magdalenian (24,000 – 14,000 B.P.), which was put to an end by the collapse of several enormous blocks, creating the current natural boundary. The archaeological layers reveal an abundance of stone tools, beautiful quality bone tools as well as portable art objects or engraved blocks mainly on the upper layer.
Ministère de la Culture
- Réunion des musées nationaux
- Service Régional de L'archéologie
- Institut national des recherches archéologiques préventives