Grotte de Villars

Historic site and monument

Le Cluzeau - 24530 - VILLARSView map

Details

It is the largest underground network in the Périgord. More than 13 km were explored to date. Rainwater percolation created a beautiful natural scenery. You will admire impressive flows of calcite deposits, delicate stalactites, transparent draperies and countless stalagmites. Prehistoric paintings were discovered. Made more than 19,000 years ago, they represent the authentic testimony of our ancestors’ art. Some of them, such as the rotunda of horses, are covered with a thin layer of calcite which gives them their particular bluish hue. You will admire as well the bison and sorcerer scene, one of the rare human representations in prehistoric art. New in 2013: you will enjoy outside a new discovery footpath about fauna, flora and climates from Prehistory until the Present.

Prices & Conditions

  • Adult rates
    9,20 €
  • Child rates
    6,00 €
  • Group rates
    7,60 €
  • Payment mode
    • , Payment cards
    • , Cheques and postal orders
    • , Chèques Vacances
    • , Cash
    • , Bank transfers
  • Pets accepted
    • no

Practical information

Opening dates & hours

  • Opening datesHoraires d ouvertureClosing days
    from 01/04/2018
    to 30/06/2018
    10:00
    12:00
    14:00
    19:00
    from 01/07/2018
    to 31/08/2018
    10:00

    19:30
    from 01/09/2018
    to 30/09/2018
    10:00
    12:00
    14:00
    19:00
    from 01/10/2018
    to 11/11/2018

    14:00
    18:30

Visits

  • Permanent individual open visits
    • , no
  • Individual Tour
    • , yes
  • Educational individual visits
    • , no
  • Tour individual upon request
    • , yes
  • Individual open visits on demand
    • , no
  • Average duration of an individual visit
    • , 45
  • Educational group visits
    • , no
  • Permanent open visits for groups
    • , no
  • Free visit for groups on demand
    • , no
  • Guided group tours on request
    • , yes
  • Guided group tours constantly
    • , yes
  • Average length of a group tour
    • , 45

Equipments & Services

  • Site and monuments theme
    • , Caves and shelters containing rock art
  • Receiving groups
    • yes
  • Handicap accessibility
    • , no
  • Local activities
    • , Specific themed events
    • , Workshop for children
    • , Sound and Light
  • Small Rural Heritage
    • , no
  • Prehistoric site
    • , yes
  • Label tourism and handicap
    • , Hearing handicap - Mental handicap
  • Spoken languages ​​
    • , French
    • , English
    • , Spanish
  • Visit language
    • , French
    • , English
    • , Spanish

Contact

Our address

Le Cluzeau
24530 VILLARS

Booking

GPS : 45.4422776, 0.78513720

  • Access
    • , Bus station/Périgueux/
    • , Airport / aerodrome/Limoges/
    • , Railway station/Thiviers-Périgueux/
    • , Motorway/A89/
    • , Road (national / local)/N21-D939/