Roc de Cazelle


Useful Information

Location: 4.5km east of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac on D47.
Open: FEB to APR daily 10-18.
MAY to JUN daily 10-19.
JUL to AUG daily 10-20.
SEP daily 10-19.
OCT to NOV daily 10-18.
DEC to JAN daily 11-17.
Christmas Holidays daily 10-17.
[2011]
Fee: Adults EUR 7, Children (5-13) EUR 3.50, Children (0-4) free, Students EUR 6.
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 6, Children (6-10) EUR 2.90, Children (11-15) EUR 3, Students EUR 5.
[2011]
Classification:  Cave House
Light: n/a
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Guided tours: self guided
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Address: Grottes du Roc de Cazelle, Route de Sarlat, 24620 Eyzies-De-Tayac-Sireuil, Tel: +33-553-594609, Fax: +33-553-594611.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:54:40 $

History

 
1966last cave house abandoned.

Description

The Roc de Cazelle (rock of Cazelle) is actually just a cliff face. It was used as a shelter since prehistoric times. Today the cliff face shows impressive traces of human activities like holes for beams and niches cut out of the limestone. It was obviously the location of a small village during the Middle Ages.

Today this is a sort of theme park with dioramas and restored cave houses. There are three sections, one for prehistory, one for the Middle Ages, and one for the 20th century. There are scenes of prehistoric daily life, hunting, cooking, giving bith, religion, and the creation of the artworks. The Medieval section offers weaponry and tools of the time. One scene shows workers in a quarry. And finally there is the completely restored cave house of the last inhabitants of the rock. A farming couple lived here until 1966.


See also


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