Never underestimate what four teenage boys, exploring the forest can discover. In 1940 a dog stumbled into a hole near Montignac in Southwest France. These young explorers dug their pet out, then continued to clear dirt and rocks away to reveal a cave with six hundred perfectly preserved paintings on the walls and ceiling. Research continues into the tools, plants and animals the Cro-Magnon
Today you can take a tour of an exact underground replica of this sophisticated art, sometimes called the Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Man. Our guides pointed out the perspective, details and motion created by clever use of the natural rock relief. Lascaux horses, goats, bison, cows, wild ox, bear, red deer, ibix, wooly mammoth and wooly rhinoceros come alive.