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Lascaux II & IV

I need help in figuring out how to get from Sarlat to the Caves without a car. It's for two weeks from now.

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Appears to be a bus option from Place Pasteur in Sarlat to Lascaux IV.

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If I had the RS guidebook in front of me I could help. There is someone listed. I can't remember the name but I was on an RS tour a couple of years ago and a small group of us wanted to go to Lascaux. Our guide made the arrangements and our driver said she and her husband were listed in the book.

In September 2018 I took a tour of the caves at Lascaux. I think the name is Get Your Guide, but I found it by Googling "Lascaux caves tours." It lasted nine hours with a pickup in Sarlat and included a tour of Rouffignac, the only cave open to the public which has the original ca. 14,000 year-old cave paintings; a visit to the National Prehistoric Museum, where our group of five were the only visitors that morning; and a visit to the newest cave, Lascaux IV, which has wall art almost exactly like the originals. We stopped for lunch in a charming village (our cost.) The cost of ca. $175 for the tour, tickets, and transportation was well worth the money, as our guide was very knowledgeable and personable, not to mention we had the chance to see that wonderful work of our ancient ancestors. Our guide, who lives in Sarlat, even told me where I could park my rental car free, quite near my air bed and breakfast.

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Not for everyone if you understand very little written and oral French but I managed to take the bus #7 from Sarlat to Montignac and back.. I think 3 euros one way.

It picks up right outside the old town at Place Pasteur or you can catch it at the Gare de Sarlat and it drops you off in Montignac (nice little town) and then you have to walk the rest of the way from the town.

The drawback is that it only runs certain hours. You could take a taxi back that way you can leave whenever you want and don't have to wait for the bus. We took the bus back also and use the money splurging on dinner.

I went in winter when the service is more limited But here is the latest schedule
https://www.sarlat-tourisme.com/app/uploads/sarlat/2021/06/fh-ligne-7-web-du-07072021-au-31082021.pdf