Cave of Pech Merle

Cave of Pech Merle

The Pech Merle Cave is a prehistoric gem, housing exceptional geological formations. Embark on a diverse and enriching journey to explore the underground world. Let yourself be guided to discover a comprehensive sample of natural geological formations, where prehistoric paintings and engravings, dating back over 20,000 years, unfold in succession.

Address & Contact

Pech Merle
Phone: 05 65 31 05 27

Opening Period & Hours

Open in the afternoons from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM from February 10th to February 25th.

From March 30th to July 12th and from September 1st to November 5th: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM / 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


  • Adult: €15
  • Child (5-14 years): €8.50
  • Child (under 5 years): €3.50

Online Ticketing – Reservation Required


Find all the information regarding accessibility on the cave’s website:

Accessibility Information

Additional Information

  • Free parking and bus parking area
  • Picnic tables in the shade
  • Snack bar and fast food on-site
  • Souvenir shop
  • Restrooms on-site, next to the snack bar (accessible by stairs)
  • Strollers to be left at the cave entrance

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