15 december 2016 : Opening of The Centre International d’Art Pariétal Montignac-Lascaux
The Centre International d’Art Pariétal Montignac-Lascaux will offer a full reproduction of Lascaux cave thanks to new virtual reality and image technology. The centre is certain to become a leading cultural site for prehistoric cave art, making it accessible to a broad spectrum of visitors.
A unique insight
The Centre International d’Art Pariétal de Montignac will comprise over 8,500m2 of visitor space, including a unique facsimile of Lascaux Cave and four exhibition rooms retracing the history of the discovery of Lascaux, its place in world cave paintings and its relationship with contemporary art.
The building, designed by the international architectural firm Snøhetta, will offer a contemporary setting in which to showcase and rediscover Lascaux down to the tiniest detail, using the most modern digital technology tools.
The Centre International d’Art Pariétal Montignac-Lascaux is certain to become an internationally renowned tourist and cultural reference point for the showcasing and popularisation of wall art through its representations of the Lascaux Cave paintings and engravings.
Become an explorer! Go meet Cro-Magnon!
This new site was developed by educational game specialists and offers its visitors to live an extraordinary experience through several stages and tests in six different environments before entering a mirror labyrinth.
Fun and interactive, it invites you to leave behind your contemporary references to enter the game (6 different environments)
Will you find your way out of the labyrinth? You must be smart to avoid the Cro-Magnon traps!
Watch, touch and listen to the alligators at the Alligator Park
A new attraction has just been introduced at the Aquarium du Périgord Noir in Le Bugue sur Vézère, where you can discover the World of Jo McCLack, the famous, then reformed alligator hunter who went on to become the staunchest defender of these emblematic creatures of the Mississippi. At this 1,000m² centre, which is divided into 4 themed areas, young and old alike can visit his home (Jo’s House), the Alligator Ranch observation area and walk across the “Alligator Bayou”, which includes a nursery.
With over 6,000 fish in huge open tanks holding some 3 million litres of water, France’s largest private freshwater aquarium also introduces visitors to the fascinating world of rivers.