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Musée de Préhistoire du Quercy (Prehistory)

Cabrerets | 46

Located close to the decorated cave of Pech Merle, the museum features the prehistory of Quercy region:

– 350 000 years of prehistory: discover how humans lived in the Quercy since the Neaderthals (middle Palaeolithic period) through to the Gauls (Iron Age).

  • Cave art : an exhibition of the main decorated works found in the Pech Merle  cave along with examples  of objects that belong to the 30 other decorated Palaeolithic caves of the Quercy.

A visit to the Prehistory Centre at the Pech Merle, cave and museum takes you on a journey through time that is both authentic and moving. Located in the rugged Célé valley, 15 minutes from the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, the Pech Merle site is of major importance in European prehistory.

Musée de Préhistoire du Quercy (Prehistory) Pech Merle
46330 Cabrerets 05 65 31 27 05

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Rates and opening times


The museum is Free

Combined ticket cave, museum and film (20 mins)

  • Full price : €14
  • Reduced price(5-14 ans) : €8
  • Children under 5 years : €3.50

To preserve the cave and its paintings, the number of daily visits is limited. It is strongly recommended to pre-book your visit on https://www.pechmerle.com. In July and August, during the holidays and long weekends reservations are required.

Opening times

From the Spring school holidays through the Autumn school holidays :

  • Open daily
  • 9:30am-12pm /1:30pm:5pm

Winter opening times November to March visit pechmerle.com

Access and Accessibility


  • The interior temperature of the cave is 12.5°C throughout the year
  • Animals are prohibited
  • The museum is accessible for people with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs


Physical disability Pram access