This rock shelter is home to a huge fish.  A one meter long salmon, to be specific.  This bas-relief fish was carved on the ceiling about 25,000 years ago and was rediscovered in 1912. Fish are very rare in cave art, and this is probably the best one.  It is surrounded by deep grooves caused by an attempt to remove the fish in order to sell it.  Thankfully, it was not cut out and you can see it today.  The faint remains of a hand stencil are nearby.

Tickets are sold at the Font de Gaume ticket office in Les Eyzies.  There is one French tour and one English tour per week.  The 150 m climb to the site requires moderate fitness.  


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Address: 24620 Manaurie, France

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