Chateau of Coulonges
|Intercommunality||Vallée de la Vézère|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Laurent Mathieu|
|Area1||37.15 km2 (14.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||77/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||24291 / 24290|
|Elevation||73–273 m (240–896 ft)
(avg. 77 m or 253 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
It has a beautiful old bridge, from which fireworks are launched on holidays such as Bastille Day and during the summer festival of world folklore and dance.
Its main attraction is the Lascaux Cave, actually a complex of caves containing Upper Paleolithic painted art discovered in 1940 and estimated to be 17,300 years old. In 1979, Lascaux was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list along with other prehistoric sites in the Vézère valley.
- "Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley". UNESCO World Heritage Center. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
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