The latest updated information on buying tickets for Font de Gaume.

Le Chèvrefeuille is a scenic 5-minute drive from the Vézère Valley’s number one tourist attraction, Font de Gaume.

This prehistoric cave is one of the few Paleolithic 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 Paleolithic polychrome paintings and engravings of bison, horses, mammoths and reindeer, tickets are restricted to a limited quota of day-of-visit sales.

Ian and Sara would love to help any Le Chèvrefeuille guests who wish to queue for day-of-visit ticket sales 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 Chèvrefeuille 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:

Advance purchase tickets are no longer available. Tickets are only available by queuing on the day of your intended visit. Early arrival is essential!

Buying tickets to Font de Gaume on the day

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.  You will have a language option of either French or English but the time of the tour will be designated by the ticket office.

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

Font de Gaume official website is :

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.

FREE ENTRY to Font de Gaume on the first Sunday of the month between November and May.

Le Chevrefeuille

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: