BENEATH LASCAUX MORE SANCTUARIES
To all intents and purposes, Lascaux Cave is a sort of farewell message from Paleolithic man. The exscurgence of the “abri Nord” meant that Lascaux had fresh air circulating through it: the air that the finders sniffed back in the 40s. But there still remains, way down below, in the affluent and time-honoured Dordogne valleys (“la Grande” and “la Petite Beune”), a complex of cave dwellings and sanctuaries which have not yet seen daylight.
The rocks hold secrets that excite our imagination; the peat and the sandstone are our guardian allies.
We would like to thank Lionel Pénicaud, as well as the G3S (Groupe Spéléologique Scientifique et Sportif de Périgueux), for the photographs shown on this page.