The entrance to the Lascaux cave is in Ramioul


Discovered in September 1940 in the Périgord region, this masterpiece of cave art and World Heritage Site has been closed to the public since 1963, as the continuous flow of visitors (approximately 1,500 per day) was beginning to damage the prehistoric paintings. With the "Lascaux Experience", virtual reality headsets allow visitors to immerse themselves in the entire cave. This is a world first that the Prehistomuseum in Ramioul, near Liège, can be proud of.

These 18,000-year-old cave paintings mainly represent animals - bulls, horses, deer and felines - as well as symbolic signs, with the exception of the only scene portraying a human figure, in what is known as the "Grotte du Sorcier" (Sorcerer's Cave). Almost all prehistorians consider this cave to be a sanctuary, a sort of religious monument.


Visitors can enjoy total virtual reality immersion at the Prehistomuseum in Ramioul. This makes the visit accessible to everyone, with guaranteed comfort. Wearing a wireless headset, visitors can walk through the cave, using an interactive torch while their hand touches a herd of horses galloping along the wall. Look up and suddenly a wild bull appears. One moment the paintings seem to melt into the rock, the next they come to life as you turn a corner. To whet your appetite, watch a video of the exhibition and find all the practical information you need.