We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 24290, Montignac, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 53 51 95 03
Website
Today
00:00 - 23:59
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

Lascaux II is the facsimile of the original cave. It is an exact copy of...

Lascaux II is the facsimile of the original cave. It is an exact copy of the 2 main halls of Lascaux, closed to the public in 1963. It contains 90% of the paintings of Lascaux. The Lascaux II tour is guided and lasts 40 minutes.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$164.87*
and up
Small-Group Dordogne Day Tour from Sarlat
More Info
US$164.87*
and up
Lascaux IV and The Art of the Caves in Sarlat

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,565 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 206
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Wonderful museum

Lascaux [1, 2 & 4, with 3 being the touring exhibition, now just known as Lascaux] is one of the great museums. The building itself is strikingly contemporary, beautiful and also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2017
P1263LOchris
,
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

1,565 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 445: English reviews
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

There are quite a few caves in the Vézère valley that boast prehistoric cave paintings. Lascaux II is the cave to see. You go to the others because the paintings are prehistoric. You go to Lascaux II because the paintings are extraordinary. After seeing Lascaux, Pablo Picasso is said to have muttered: ‘We have invented nothing’. I'm not sure that's... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ted_Seto
Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Lascaux II, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate it ! More 

Bergerac, France
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

You cant fail to be impressed by the re-creation of the 17,000 year old cave paintings - and the new building is interesting too, but for the admission to be more expensive then the Louvre in Paris or the Uffizi in Florence is ridiculous! The new museum is the Emperor's New Clothes - lots of nothing to see - €70million... More 

Helpful?
Thank Adrian S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Lascaux [1, 2 & 4, with 3 being the touring exhibition, now just known as Lascaux] is one of the great museums. The building itself is strikingly contemporary, beautiful and also works well; the tour of the replica caves is really well done, fascinating and you catch your breath when you first see the wall art. I really enjoyed the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank P1263LOchris
Denekamp, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
192 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

At the outside a very modern building with its own character. At the inside a succesfull mix of the very old, the paintings, and the modern technique. Both passive and active parts, also for young people. The paintings are impressive giving a good impression of what the Cro Magnon was capable of. Some presentations were quite interesting. On the web-site... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Harm M
Essen, Germany
Level Contributor
158 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were a bit apprehensive about a visit to LASCAUX ( no more 1,2,3,4!) the spanking new complex built into the famous hillside site, but were very glad that we made the effort. Unfortunately, staying some kilometres away ( and it's not so easy to find!) we arrived at lunchtime to find that there was no afternoon guided visit in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank tonyking8652
Wicklow, Ireland
Level Contributor
193 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

A visit to Lascaux II was undoubtedly a highlight of our trip through France. We had booked ahead for an English language tour and found ourselves in the company of about 25-30 other people and a French guide who clearly loved her job and brought the history of the cave's discovery, its subsequent history and the creation of this amazing... More 

Helpful?
Thank KernowPixie
Dordogne France
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Whilst waiting for the possibility to review Lascaux 4 (soon just to be called 'Lascaux') I post a review on the Lascaux 2 page. This new site is world class. A splendid building that blends into the hillside. Inside houses the breath taking replica of the whole cave, as opposed to Lascaux 2 which covers a reduced area. But there... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank benji24
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited the site aware that in a very few days time the new site would be opened amid much fanfare and that the building in which it will be housed is a modern and super attractive statement in itself. Just two kilometres away up the hill and amid the surrounding forest is the first replica site Lascaux II and... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Lorks2013
Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Lascaux II, responded to this review

Thank you for your complete review. You are one of the last visitors of Lascaux II in its current state and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is treasure of humanity. Go and see it and feel the common bond we all share. Yes it is a replica. The 'real' cave is a few hundred meters away. When you are inside you don't notice. You are filled with wonder and questions.

Helpful?
Thank Henry_J_Huang
Newton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
320 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Duplicates of the original are all you'll get here, but they are damn good! There is a high season in town and low season at the cave ticket office, so beware, it's not written in the guide books. The paintings draw you in, the guides are top shelf though they only guide in French. Tours last 40 minutes with only... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank HvPssptWilTrvl

Travellers who viewed Lascaux II also viewed

 
Beynac-et-Cazenac, Dordogne
 

Been to Lascaux II? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lascaux II and other visitors
29 questions
Ask a question
Santa Rosa, California

See all questions (29)

Questions? Get answers from Lascaux II staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?