7 days

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Discover the greatest concentration of decorated caves in Europe

The beauty of the Dordogne is undisputed – lush walnut groves and mellow limestone, dramatic chateaux and sinuous rivers blend harmoniously in one of France’s best loved regions. For Andante guests, however, its greatest beauty lies in the greatest concentration of decorated caves in Europe. Vividly brought to life in ochre and charcoal are wild animals and human figures up to 30,000 years old. Dr Paul Bahn and Dr Robert Dinnis tell the story of the art, its discovery and what is known of the people who created it – the first true ‘old masters’, caught in the extreme cold of the last Ice Age. We will visit some of the world-famous rock art sites – taking you as close as it is possible to get to the lives of our most remote Ice Age ancestors.

Tour highlights:

  • Discover images from the world-famous painted cave of Lascaux at the Interpretation Centre, Lascaux IV
  • Enjoy an extended itinerary taking in verdant landscapes and limestone plateaux of the Dordogne and sites around Poitiers
  • Gain insights from renowned experts in rock art and the archaeology of the last Ice Age
  • View the extraordinary UNESCO-listed cave system at Grotte de Rouffignac

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Deposit: £750

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Meet your Experts

Dr Paul Bahn

Andante Guide Lecturer

Dr Paul Bahn is the leading expert on prehistoric rock art worldwide, and is certainly one of our best-known archaeologists.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
  • Train travel
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
30 April 2024 ADGN240430 30 April 2024 (Tuesday) 6 May 2024 (Monday) Dr Paul Bahn £3,880
(inc. flights)
£750 £0 Book your trip
27 May 2024 ADGN240527 27 May 2024 (Monday) 2 June 2024 (Sunday) Dr Rob Dinnis £4,030
(inc. flights)
£750 £0 Book your trip
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