The latest updated information on buying tickets for Font de Gaume
Le Chèvrefeuille is a scenic 5-minute drive from the Vezere Valley’s number one tourist attraction, Font de Gaume.
This prehistoric cave is one of the few Palaeolithic sites in the world still open to the public yet, due to increasing popularity, is becoming notoriously difficult to visit.
To help protect the beautiful Palaeolithic polychrome paintings and engravings of bison, horses, mammoths and reindeer, tickets are restricted to a limited quota of advance and day-of-visit sales.
Because we understand how disappointing it can be for visitors to miss out on an attraction like Font de Gaume, Ian and Sara will happily try and purchase tickets in advance, subject to availability, for guests staying at Le Chevrefeuille.
Additionally, for Le Chevrefeuille guests who wish to queue for day-of-visit ticket sales, Ian and Sara would love to help with a little queuing comfort! Just let Ian or Sara know before you head to Font de Gaume to queue and they’ll arm you with a queuing-care package of cake and fruit, a Le Chevrefeuille flask for a hot drink of tea or coffee and an umbrella – everything you need to stay warm, comfortable and un-starved while you wait.
Just another great reason why Le Chèvrefeuille is the place to stay when holidaying in France!
Further Font de Gaume ticket information:
Buying advance tickets to Font de Gaume
The only way to secure tickets in advance is
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone: +33 (0)5 53 06 86 00.
Advanced planning is essential as the year’s allocation of tickets is often sold out by April.
Buying tickets to Font de Gaume on the day
Other than advanced sales, tickets are only available by queuing on the day of your intended visit.
Early arrival is essential!
There is allocated seating outside the ticket office, and each seat is numbered. If you arrive and all seats are taken, you have missed the ticket allocation for that day and will need to try again another day.
Ticket sales are limited to one ticket per person. Multiple ticket purchases are not allowed; therefore all members of your group who wish to visit Font de Gaume must be present at the ticket office at time of ticket purchase.
Font de Gaume Ticket Office and Tours
The ticket office is located at the base of the cave and opens for ticket sales at 9.30am. The street address is:
4 Avenue des Grottes, 24620, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
There are guided tours in English and French, with places on each tour subject to availability.
To beat the queue and have a greater chance of getting a ticket, we highly recommend arriving at the allocated seating between 7.30am and 8am and waiting for the ticket office to open.
Award winning Le Chevrefeuille Chambres d’Hotes and Gites de Charme offers high quality bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation. Le Chevrefuille is owned and run by English couple Ian and Sara Fisk who live at the property with their children Adam and Alice.
Ian and Sara have renovated and decorated the B&B and self-catering accommodation to an exceptionally high standard. Their care, attention to detail and desire to make all guests feel at home has led them to win Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year since 2008.
In addition to offering the best accommodation in the region, CookDordogne at Le Chevrefeuille offers cookery courses and guided market visits in English .
The marked success of Le Chevrefeuille and CookDordogne at Le Chevrefeuille is evidenced by the positive reviews and ratings by guests on Tripadvisor, as well as by trusted travel guides, such as Rick Steves, The Rough Guide and The Mitchell Guide.
For further information on accommodation, cooking courses, Font de Gaume and other stunning sites of the Dordogne visit: www.lechevrefeuille.com