Font de Gaume Tickets in 2015

The awe inspiring prehistoric cave of Font de Gaume is becoming increasingly difficult to visit during the spring and summer months.

Font de Gaume in an attempt to slow the deterioration of the only original colour cave art examples left open to public in France, have made the decision this year to only issue the last two tours of the day in advance (one in French and the other in English). The only way to secure tickets in advance for this tour is to request places by email ( or by telephone on +33 (0)5 53 06 86 00 and hope that the small amount of tickets allocated to advance sales are still available. Otherwise tickets are only available by queuing on the day of your intended visit and an early arrival outside the ticket office is a must.


This may prove a major disappointment to some tourists whose main reason for visiting the Dordogne is to visit the wealth of prehistoric sites in which Font de Gaume is the jewel in the crown.

Luckily Le Chèvrefeuille is located just 4 kms from the number one tourist attraction of the Vezere valley, only a five minute drive by car to reach it. We would be happy to try to reserve tickets for this site for you in advance. However if we are unsuccessful and you intend to join the queue, we offer all our guests a deckchair and a Le Chevrefeuille flask for a hot drink while you wait!

Just another reason to add to the list of why Le Chèvrefeuille is the place to stay.