Roc de Cazelle

Come discover, in this amazing prehistoric park, the reconstructions of our distant ancestors in the actual places where they lived.

It is here in the Goulet Valley that the famous statuette known as the Venus of Sireuil was discovered.
Stroll along the shelters under the rocks, past the caves and dwellings where an amazing number of tools and weapons have been found, made by prehistoric man 12,000 years ago.

From prehistory to the modern day...

Continually populated, they were first inhabited in prehistoric times then hollowed out and turned into a fortified château in the Middle Ages, and most recently reused and transformed at the turn of the century into a residence.
See the rocky terraces, marshes, the wooded park and the prehistoric caves.
The traditional habitat has been faithfully reconstructed in local Périgord historical style, with numerous scenes of the everyday lives of our ancestors taking you from prehistory to the Middle Ages, to 1966 when two farmers hewed a monolithic house entirely from the rock.
This recent rehabilitation has been careful to preserve the spirit of the place and its past.
The entire tour is dotted with educational signs and information boards to take you chronologically through the occupation of the cliff, down the ages.

The cluzeaux (artificial caves) and cliff walks.  

In Eyzies, the “world capital of prehistory”, Cazelle is one the most impressive example of this rich heritage. Its sheer cliffs are entirely excavated into caves, shelters and underground amenities.

 

 

> HAVE FUN WHILE YOU LEARN

These interactive prehistoric workshops are free and open to all. No booking necessary (except for groups). These include flint carving, initiation to catapulting, fire lighting and parietal art demonstrations.
From the 2nd week of July to the last Friday of August 2018, from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm, except Saturdays.

 

 

> FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY

100 reconstituted animals and characters
Cliff top strolls, visits to caves and shelters.
Permanent mammoth exhibitions.
Visit with sound system.
Adventure trails for children.
Discovering farm life and its animals.

 



GROTTES DU ROC DE CAZELLE
Route de Sarlat - 24620 Les Eyzies
Tél. 05 53 59 46 09 - Fax 05 53 59 46 11
info@rocdecazelle.com
www.rocdecazelle.com

 

> SELF-GUIDED WALKS 1 to 1.5 hrs0

Open daily all year round. Last admission 1hr before closing.
Holidays February – March – October to mid-November: 10am to 6pm
April – May – June – September: 10am to 7pm
July-August: 10am to 8pm
Mid-November to February holidays: 11am to 5pm
Christmas holidays: 10am to 5pm