Lascaux caves

Overlooking the village of Montignac in France’s Dordogne region, the Lascaux Caves are an underground art treasure, classified as a Unesco World Heritage site. Discovered in 1940, the site was closed to the public in 1963 because high visitor numbers were causing damage to the paintings. VIDEOGRAPHIC

Lascaux caves

Overlooking the village of Montignac in France’s Dordogne region, the Lascaux Caves are an underground art treasure, classified as a Unesco World Heritage site. Discovered in 1940, the site was closed to the public in 1963 because high visitor numbers were causing damage to the paintings. VIDEOGRAPHIC