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2 chemin de Pair-non-Pair
33710 PRIGNAC-ET-MARCAMPS

Blaye and Bourg wine route

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Grotte de Pair non Pair - prehistoric painted caves

  • Phone : +33 5 57 68 33 40

     
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Discover the Grotte de Pair-non-Pair, one of the oldest painted caves in the world! 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.

Third painted cave revealed to the world. Pair-non-Pair was discovered by an eminent archaeologist, François Daleau, in 1881. Acquired by the State in 1900, it became the first cave to be classified as a historical monument.

A key site for understanding prehistory. François Daleau’s work was one of the first scientific digs at a prehistoric cave using progressive excavation of the archaeological layers and recording all the artefacts found. Pair-non-Pair continues to occupy a major place in contemporary prehistoric and paleontological sciences.

A precious testimonial of the planet. Occupied for 60,000 years, before and after the Aurignacian, the cave has given up 15,000 tools and 6,000 bones from 60 animal species, sources of information on the evolution of the human race and the lithic and osseous industries, but also the climate and the environment.

WITH 72-HOUR BORDEAUX METROPOLE CITYPASS
full price: €8 and reduced price: €6,50
Reservation required.

 

Services & equipments, comfort

  • Projection room

  • Shop

 

Key information

Open days

  • From 15/06/2019 until 15/09/2019
  • From 10h00 to 17h30
  • Closed on Monday
  • From 16/09/2019 until 31/12/2019
  • Open daily
  • From 10h00 to 16h00

Address

  • 2 chemin de Pair-non-Pair
  • 33710 PRIGNAC-ET-MARCAMPS

  • Blaye and Bourg wine route

Contact

  • pair-non-pair@monuments-nationaux.fr
  • +33 5 57 68 33 40

Languages

  • English

  • Spanish

Means of payment

  • Chèque vacances
  • Chèque