Cost and Opening times
OPEN 2013 :
Open every day, even Sunday and public holidays, from Sunday March 31th to Monday November 11th.
PARKING IS FOR FREE
Hours : Tickets are for sale from 9:30 to 17:00 at the entrance of the museum. Even if you buy the tickets some minutes before the closing time of the ticket's office, you will visit both cave and museum after, except if the 700 visitors limit is reached.
Fees Cave 2013 :
|Single 15 years and over||10.00 euros|
|Single from 5 to 14 years||6.00 euros|
|Single children under 5||for free|
|Adult Groups (15 years and over) July-August||8.00 euros|
|Adult Groups (15 years and over) other months||6.00 euros|
|School Groups||4.00 euros|
|School educational workshop||4.00 euros|
Reservations : To preserve the Cave and the prehistoric paintings, the visitors are limited to a maximum of 700 a day. So it is better, especially in July and August, to reserve by telephone (05 65 31 27 05 from France or +33 5 65 31 27 05 from abroad), at least 24 hours in advance (3 or 4 days in advance in July and August).
Tickets must be bought 15 minutes before the time at which the tour is scheduled. Generally, on Saturday and Sunday it's not so busy.
Groups : Groups
can visit from January 15 to December 15. For groups (at least 25 people)
reservation is necessary, at least a week in advance. Tickets must be
bought 15 minutes before the time at which the tour is scheduled.
Organization of the tour (1 hour) : The Museum can be visited before or after the cave. In the Cave: guided tour in a group of 25 people at the most, one hour long. When you buy your ticket, the hostess tells you the very precise time of the beginning of your tour, and it is printed on your ticket.
Guided tours in English, with reservation
Booklets in English, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Hebrew or Russian are provided. They are printed with big letters and can be read inside the cave at each station during the tour.
the cave, the temperature is 12.5°C.
Please wear warm clothes.
No entry to animals.
At the Museum : both film and
exhibits are in French and English. The film is 20 minutes long, the visit
to the exhibition is free.