The town of Prignac-et-Marcamp is home to a prehistoric jewel, the Pair-Non-

Pair cave, discovered in 1881. This little cave (measuring fifteen metres long) is one of the oldest decorated caves in the world and the only one in the Gironde department. The etchings that cover its walls have been dated to between 33000 and 26000 years BC. The animals represented are not all herbivores: ibexes, horses, mammoths… even a megaloceros, a very rarely represented animal. However, there is no trace of reindeer, the animal most frequently eaten by hunters at the time.

In all, the cave was occupied for 60000 years (between 80000 and 20000 BC), with certain zones used for cooking and resting.

Open every day except Monday.


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