The Dordogne is known for its stunning caves. Some of them are awe-inspiring because of their size or the shape of their rock formations, others because they are decorated with stunning drawings made by prehistoric peoples who had settled in the area from the last Ice Age. As they evolved and felt a need to express their life through art, they took up the brush and painted the animals they hunted on the walls of their caves. This unique tradition lasted thousands of years, reaching its climax about 17,000 years ago. Some of the caves in the Dordogne range among the finest examples of cave painting in the world. Below you will find six of the most stunning caves in the vicinity of Château La Carrière.