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Pech Merle Cave & St Cirq Lapopie visit
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Departure from Sarlat

Every Tuesday
From April to October included (closed in August)

Number of visitors
Adults (12+)
Children (4-12)
Total: 150


The Quercy region is on your program for today. We first head towards the fascinating cave of Perch Merle that still bears some authentic cave drawings, paintings and etchings. Extending for more than a mile from the entrance are caverns, the walls of which are painted with dramatic murals dating from the Gravettian culture (some 25,000 years B.C.). Some of the paintings and engravings, however, could date from the later Magdalenian era (16,000 years B.C.). The walls of seven of the chambers at Pech Merle have fresh, lifelike images of a woolly mammoth, spotted horses, single color horses, bovines, reindeer, hand prints, and some humans. Footprints of children, preserved in what was once clay, have been found more than half a mile underground.

After the visit of the cave, we depart for the wonderful village of St Cirq Lapopie, known to be the most beautiful of all the beautiful villages of France. Its position, originally selected for defense, perched on a steep cliff 100 m above the river Lot has helped make the town one of the most well preserved in the area, almost as if it was an open air museum. After it was "discovered" by the Post-Impressionist Henri Martin, it became popular with other artists and the home of the writer André Breton.

Finally, stop in Cahors to admire the only remaining medieval fortified bridge of Europe, the Valentré bridge.

Inclusions / Exclusions


1. Visit of Pech Merle cave
2. Free time in St Cirq Lapopie
3. Visit of Valentre bridge in Cahors
4. English speaking driver guide
5. Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
6. Free Wifi access on board


1. Personal insurance & expenses
2. Meals & drinks
3. Gratuities for the driver/guide

Meeting point

In Sarlat la Caneda: Pick up Place Pasteur - Bus stop

Pick up information

Hotel pickup not available

Tour returns at departure point

Additional information

Additional information

- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible

Price information

- Prices are listed as a guide only
- Children aged 4 - 12 years: half price
- Not suitable for infants under age of 4
- Prices are per person
- Currency is in Euro

Possible languages: English