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Le Regourdou, Lascaux

#42 of 91 in Historic Sites in Dordogne
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Le Regourdou serves as a museum, archeological dig site, and brown bear enclosure devoted to the Neanderthals who once inhabited the area. Discovered in the 1950s by property owner Roger Constant after a sinkhole formed, the site has become a treasure trove for archeologists. Here they reportedly discovered the oldest and most complete Neanderthal skeleton found in Europe, which dates back more than 90,000 years. They've also found a variety of tools and other artifacts, leading to a greater understanding of the early humans who lived here. Planning Lascaux trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • This is a small excavation with a few bits and pieces but it's also sold as a place where in keeping with the pre-historic times there are as there were then some bears. Somehow I had decent...  more »
  • The site is located about 2.5 hours by bus from Bordeaux. You can see a small archaeological exavation site, small museum and two bears living in bad conditions. Small museum shop and a bar with only....  more »
  • Found by chance and we were not disappointed. Very friendly and welcoming guide we learned things and had a good time. A small downside for the surroundings of the site that are a little outdated as well as the pens of the bears but I wish them to develop more. Thank you the couple from the North come who slept in a cave cottage;-)
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  • Beautiful park, beautiful story and pleasantly narrated by a passionate Guide. The bears are great and what is even more beautiful is to see them a few centimetre from us. We will return with great pleasure! To see!
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