Caverne de Bara Bahau - Le Sanctuaire de l'Ours



Historic site and monument

Caves and shelters containing rock art

Conservation area, Registered and listed sites

Located in Le Bugue at an altitude of 600m, Bara Bahau is a geologic and prehistoric cave listed as a historical monument. It features a wide, deep cave of more than 100m in length edged by marine strata and eccentric stalactites. At the very back of this cave, hidden behind giant boulders, you'll see engravings dating from the Middle Magdalenian. A number of cave bear claw marks show that such animals occupied this cave well before prehistoric Cro-Magnon man. The gouges are mingled with vast, authentic engravings representing animals such as horses, bears and aurochs, as well as enigmatic symbols of hands and phalli, among more. This fantastic past surges out of the darkness to reveal an impressive relief.

Private museum


Visit duration : 45mn

Guided tours

Visit languages : French, English

Spoken languages : French, English

Services & Equipments

  • Picnic area
  • Shop

Useful information

Prices 2020

  • Basic price - full adult price : 7,50€
  • Discounted rate : 6,00€
  • Children's price : From 4,80€ to 5,30 €
  • Group price : From 5,80€
  • Group price : From 4,60€

Payment methods

  • Payment cards
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash


  • Caverne de Bara Bahau - Le Sanctuaire de l'Ours
  • Route de Bara-Bahau
    24260 LE BUGUE
  • Motorway (A 89) : 30 Km
  • Railway station (Le Bugue) : 2 Km

Latitude : 44.923790 - Longitude : 0.921350