The Vézère valley contains 147 prehistoric sites dating from the Palaeolithic and 25 decorated caves. It is particularly interesting from an ethnological and anthropological, as well as an aesthetic point of view because of its cave paintings, especially those of the Lascaux Cave, whose discovery in 1940 was of great importance for the history of prehistoric art. The hunting scenes show some 100 animal figures, which are remarkable for their detail, rich colours and lifelike quality.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

15 sites in this World Heritage

  • Abri de Cro-Magnon
  • Abri du Poisson
  • Font de Gaume
  • La Micoque
  • La Mouthe
  • Laugerie basse
  • Laugerie haute
  • Le Grand Roc
  • Les Combarelles
  • Le Cap Blanc
  • Lascaux
  • Cro de Granville (cro de Rouffignac)
  • Roc de Saint-Cirq
  • Le Moustier
  • La Madeleine

Abri de Cro-Magnon

Abri du Poisson

Font de Gaume

La Micoque

Laugerie basse

Laugerie haute

Le Grand Roc

Les Combarelles

Le Cap Blanc

Cro de Granville (cro de Rouffignac)

Roc de Saint-Cirq

Le Moustier

La Madeleine

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
France 
Category
Cultural
Name
Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iii)
Year of Registered
1979
Keyword
Cave, Registered in 1979, Valley