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  • © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux
    Cave of Pair-non-Pair - © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux
  • © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux
    Cave of Pair-non-Pair - © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux

    Rendez-vous at the cave of Pair-non-Pair

    Some of the most ancient examples of prehistoric art

    Discovered in 1881, the cave of Pair-non-Pair contains engravings (featuring horses, ibexes, cervidae, mammoths) which rank among the most ancient examples of art made by prehistoric man (between 33 000 and 26 000 years old).

    Prehistoric objects and artefacts discovered at the Pair-non-Pair Caves are on display in a special museum section.

    Opening times

    • Open
      - 15th June to 15th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
      - 16th September to 14th June: from 9.30 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
    • Closed
      - Mondays (besides exceptions)
      - 1st January, 1st May and 25th December

    Practical information

    • Guided tour: French, English, Spanish
    • Maximum group size without splitting up:  Access limited to 18 persons per group for conservation reasons.
    • Museum Permanent Exhibition

    Rates

    • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people) 6 €
    • Adults 7,50 €
    • Concessions 4,50 €
    • Free admission: minors under 18*
    • Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
      * excluding school groups

    Facilities

    • Seating available outside the cave
    • Reception hall
    • Gift shop, bookshop
    • Picnic area: 300 m
    • Parking for coaches 100 m, free car park

    Access

    • Near the main road between Poitiers and Bordeaux, 32 km north of Bordeaux
    • From Bordeaux, Toulouse or Poitiers: A10, exit St-André-de-Cubzac, then D669 direction Bourg

    Contact

    Grotte de Pair-non-Pair
    33710 Prignac-et-Marcamps
    Reservation (required for conservation reasons)
    tel.: (33) (0)5 57 68 33 40

 
 
    tagged as : Culture & Heritage, 33-Gironde, Aquitaine, Cave / Chasm