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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|Names:||Regourdou Prehistoric Site; Site Préhistorique de Regourdou|
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|Coordinates:||45.053263° N, 1.169813° E (view on Google Maps)|
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|Title:||Regourdou Prehistoric Site|
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