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Regourdou Prehistoric Site

About 450m (1,500 ft.) uphill from the Lascaux Caves, a minor road branches off and runs through a forest until it reaches the Site Préhistorique de Regourdou. Discovered in 1954, this site is believed to be a center for a prehistoric bear cult. Found at the site were the sepulcher and skeleton of a Neanderthal man, surrounded by the sepulcher and skeletons of several bears.

Also on the site is an archaeological museum, and about 20 semi-wild bears that roam around a naturalized habitat that's barricaded against humans. The only way to experience this site (including the museum) is on a guided tour, conducted in both French and English. Tours depart frequently.

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Site Information
Names:Regourdou Prehistoric Site; Site Préhistorique de Regourdou
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:45.053263° N, 1.169813° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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Title:Regourdou Prehistoric Site
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/25/2009
Link code:<a href="http://www.sacred-destinations.com/france/lascaux-regourdou-prehistoric-site">Regourdou Prehistoric Site</a>