The thought of descending 40 iron steps into a vast 2km long underground prehistoric cave (that dates back millions of years) can provoke sensations of claustrophobia in some. The Pech Merle Prehistoric Cave is located in Cabrerets between the Lot and Célé Valleys in the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park, South Western France. A truly stunning part of France (and the world) that does not have the allure of the Cote d’Azur or the glamour of Paris, but attracts a more discerning traveller, as well as adventurous families.
During a recent trip to Cahors in France, we drove a scenic 1-hour route taking in the breathtaking views of the remarkable Lot Valley, famous for its vines and historic villages. Surrounded by hills, the car park was very unassuming as was the ‘entrance’ to Pech Merle. We had no idea what was to await us. Read more about this trip on our website.
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