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

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    Some of the most ancient examples of prehistoric art

    Discovered in 1881, the cave of Pair-non-Pair in Aquitaine 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.

    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


    • 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


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


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    From January 01, 2012 to December 31, 2017
    Visitors can discover two thousand years of Bordeaux's history all in one place: through this exhibition area, the city tells of its metamorphoses and unveils its various faces through the centuries.

Point of interest

  • © Ph. Berthé. Centre des monuments nationaux