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Grotte de Rouffignac

Listed under Show Caves in South West, France.

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This cave system has been known about for a very long time – people were admiring its prehistoric artistic treasures as early as 1575.  The art here stretches well back into the cave which could be why it has survived so well despite the sometimes damaging admiration it's received – but that means these must have been some pretty brave prehistoric painters to wander as far as 737 metres from the cave mouth.  The most famous paintings here are called 'The Saïga Antelope', 'The Mammoth With the Eye' and 'Grandpa'.  

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Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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i live in england my surname is rouffignac are there people livin in france with the same name

do i have french ancestor

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