Grotte de Pair non Pair Caves, Chasms, Prehistoric Sites in Prignac-et-Marcamps

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 09:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday 09:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday 09:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Friday 09:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday 09:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Sunday 09:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Opens at 09:30 am

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Useful information

Province : Bordeaux and its agglomeration

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Disable access
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • Open all year round
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • Pair-non-Pair is one of the most remarkable decorated caves belonging to the beginning of the Upper Paleolithic (from 33,000 to 26,000 BC). Its engraved bestiary (horses, ibexes, deer, mammoths, cattle) is enriched with an exceptional representation of megaceros.
      Third ornate cave revealed to the world. Pair-non-Pair was discovered in 1881 by an eminent archaeologist, François Daleau. Acquired by the State in 1900, it became the first cave classified as a historic monument.
      A key place for knowledge of prehistory. The work of François Daleau constitutes one of the first scientific excavations of a prehistoric cave with the progressive clearing of the archaeological layers and the notation of all the remains found. Pair-non-Pair continues to occupy an important place in contemporary prehistoric and paleontological sciences.
      A precious testimony on the planet. Occupied for 60,000 years, before and after the Aurignacian, the cave yielded 15,000 tools and 6,000 bones spread across 60 animal species, sources of information on the evolution of the human species, the lithic industry and bone but also the climate and the environment.


      Welcome
      Opening hours subject to change.

      Open
      From June 15 to September 15:
      from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
      From September 16 to June 14:
      from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Ticket office closes 1 hour before.

      Farm
      Mondays (except exceptions)
      January 1, May 1 and December 25


      Services

      • Possibility of rest near the cave
      • Bathroom
      • Reception room
      • Shop, bookstore
      • Picnic area: 1 km


      Visits
      Guided tour
      French
      By reservation: 1 month
      Duration: 1 hour
      Hours (subject to change):
      from June 15 to September 15: 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.,
      4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
      from September 16 to June 14: 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
      Visit document available:
      French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

      Museum space
      Visit document available:
      French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch


      2017 category 2 prices
      Reduced price €6.50
      Full price Adult €8
      Free for under 18s*

      Free for 18-25 year olds
      (nationals of the European Union or residents
      regular on the territory of the European Union)
      * excluding school or extracurricular groups


      Access
      Close to the Poitiers / Bordeaux axis.
      32 km north of Bordeaux
      From Bordeaux, Toulouse or Poitiers: A10, exit St-André-de-Cubzac, then Prignac-et-Marcamps D669, Bourg


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Traveller Reviews Grotte de Pair non Pair

4.5 sur 5 421 reviews

  • George Nott

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by George Nott on 03/11/2023

    Guided tours, in French, only. Our guide spoke a little English to help us understand the main points she was making. Some of the drawings are very difficult to see even with the guides laser pointer.

  • olivier negron

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by olivier negron on 17/01/2024

    Very interesting place to visit (approximately 1hr) even if the Cave is a bit small, but the guide will provide lots of information and it always good to put in perspective that more than 60.000 years ago our ancestors were populating the area and engraving the local animals. Of course they also have a small exhibition of Prehistoric artifacts found on site.

  • Jason Schneider

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jason Schneider on 22/07/2022

    Absolutely loved it! Our guide for the day was fantastic. Her knowledge and enthusiasm really made the experience top knotch. Unlike some of the more well known caves in France such as Chauvet or Lascaux, you actually get to experience the real cave.

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Grotte de Pair non Pair

Address

2 Chemin de Pair Non Pair
33710 Prignac et Marcamps

GPS coordinates

45° 2'21.4"N, 0° 30'6.6"W

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