On this very day, September 12th 1940, the entrance to the Lascaux Cave was discovered by 18-year old Marcel Ravidat when his dog, Robot fell in.Marcel returned with three friends in a rescue bid and they entered the cave through a 15 metre shaft. Marcel found his dog and the teenagers discovered a cave whose walls were covered in depictions of animals.
It transpired that the artwork dated back over 17,000 years and was one of the most spectacular examples of it's type in the world.
Today, a complete replica has been built into the landscape at Lascaux in the Dordogne, enabling visitors to retrace the discovery of these fabulous paintings, including a 3D cinematic experience.
A UNESCO world heritage site, the Grotte de Lascaux is just twenty minutes away from Le Banquet and offers one of the most complete and awing insights into pre-historic mankind anywhere in the world.