Lascaux Cave visit 1/1: the virtual tour
Explore the treasures of the Lascaux Caves in virtual reality!
As close as possible to the paintings in the Lascaux cave
Equipped with backpacks and virtual reality headsets, in small groups of up to six people, wander at your own pace through the 235 metres of tunnels that make up this masterpiece of prehistory. Accompanied by a guide, you will be co-located, and while moving freely throughout the caves, you can interact with other visitors via your avatar.
Presented as part of Exaltemps, a research and open innovation space located in the collections of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, and designed by Dassault Systèmes, this extraordinary visit replicates the conditions of the original cave with unprecedented 1:1 scale realism, as witnessed by the conservators and scientists authorised to enter the ancient tunnels. Here you’ll be up close and personal with the masterpiece of the Upper Paleolithic, painted 20,000 years ago, treasures of great beauty but also extremely fragile. In order to preserve it, the Lascaux Cave was permanently closed to the public in 1963, and the time spent inside is still strictly limited for the conservation teams working there.
An exclusive immersion in some of the world’s most famous cave art masterpieces and a totally unique virtual reality experience!
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
From 08/07/2021 to 04/09/2022 between 11 am and 7 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Content and technology not suitable for children under 12. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
- Adult: 32 €.