Grotte Prehistorique des Merveilles

Cave of Wonders

Useful Information

Location: In L'Hospitalet/Rocamadour, just 100 m from Hospitalet's tourist office.
Open: APR to JUN daily 10-12, 14-18.
JUL to AUG daily 9:30-19.
SEP to 06-NOV daily 10-12, 14-17.
Fee: Adults EUR 6.50, Children (5-11) EUR 4, Children (0-4) free.
Groups (10+): Adults EUR 5, Children (13-18) EUR 4, Children (5-11) EUR 3.50.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=60 m.
Guided tours: D=45 min. (Français - French English)
Address: Grotte Prehistorique des Merveilles, L'Hospitalet Rocamadour, 46500 Rocamadour, Tel: +33-565-336792, Fax: +33-565-336792. E-mail: contact
Maison du Tourisme à l'Hospitalet, Hôtel de Ville, Tel: +33-565336259, Fax: +33-565337414, Email: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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16-OCT-1920 discovered.
16-MAY-1925 classified a Monument Historique (historic monument).


The Grotte Prehistorique des Merveilles contains 20,000 years old (Magdalénien) prehistoric paintings. The paintings show a horse, stags and six outlines of human hands.

The cave was named after its speleothems, which look like local pastries known in the region as merveilles (wonders).