Places of Interest nearby
Location address: France
Number of texts: 2
The Cave of Lascaux was put on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. The Cave of Lascaux is part of the Vérère Valley, containing 147 prehistoric sites in 25 decorated caves. The paintings in Lascaux were discovered in 1940.
The Lascaux Cave is closed for the public, but you can see a replica at Montignac, 200m from the original cave.
The earliest known maps are of the heavens, not of the earth. Dots dating to 16,500 BC found on the walls of the Lascaux caves in South-Western France map out part of the night sky, including the three bright stars Vega, Deneb, and Altair, as well as the Pleiades star cluster.