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Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) (English /læsˈkoʊ/, French: ) is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne. They contain some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the...

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The Dordogne, France: Lascaux's Prehistoric Cave Paintings

More info about travel to France: http://www.ricksteves.com/europe/france From about 18,000 to 10,000 b.c., long before Stonehenge and the pyramids, back when mammoths and saber-toothed cats still roamed the earth, prehistoric people painted deep inside caves in what is today the Dordogne region of France. These cave paintings are huge and sophisticated projects executed by artists and supported by an impressive culture — the Magdalenians.

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Lascaux

Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) (English /læsˈkoʊ/, French: ) is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne. They contain some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the...

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Chinese Horse in Lascaux, France: Experimenting With Textures

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This horse aptly named ”Chinese Horse” derives from the Lascaux Cave in Dordogne, France.

“Palaeolithic Art developed over a period of 20-25,000 years and continued until the end of the last ice age, 11,000 years ago”. Radiocarbon testing is what is used to establish these rough dates for the majority of paintings.

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"LASCAUX" "Its 26,000 year old cave Art"

Lascaux is the name given to a number of caves in southwestern France famous for their cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the Dordogne département. They contain some of the most well-known Upper Paleolithic art. These paintings are estimated to be 26,000 years old. They primarily consist of realistic images of large animals.

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Grotte de Lascaux & Lascaux II in southwestern France

Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) is the setting of a complex of caves

in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings.

The original caves are located near the village of Montignac,

in the department of Dordogne. They contain some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. More info Visit:

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Green River Canoes: 12 Day 3 Rivers Trip

www.greenrivercanoes.com offers an Inn-to-Inn Guided Canoe Trip to the Dordogne & Lot region of the south of France. Canoeing on the beautiful Vezere, Célé and Dordogne river down beautiful historic valleys with a visit to the 25,000 year old cave paintings at Lascaux and Pech Merle and the hanging village of St. Cirq Lapopie, as well as the charming market town of Sarlat and the stunning Rocamadour. Great nature and scenery and lovely food and wines.

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Grotte de Lascaux & Lascaux II - grotte de lascaux france

Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) (English /læsˈkoʊ/, French: ) is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne. They contain some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the...

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Lascaux

Lascaux is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings.The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne.They contain some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art.These paintings are estimated to be circa 17,300 years old.

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Lascaux caves

Overlooking the village of Montignac in France’s Dordogne region, the Lascaux Caves are an underground art treasure, classified as a Unesco World Heritage site. Discovered in 1940, the site was closed to the public in 1963 because high visitor numbers were causing damage to the paintings. VIDEOGRAPHIC

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