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Prehistory and early history

Labastide’s Prehistory Space

The presence of man has been certified for at least 15,000 years. The Horse Cave of Labastide contains a major artistic and archaeological heritage with more than 200 wall paintings and engravings, including a magnificent polychrome horse.

The Caves around

The caves of Lomné, Espeche and Lortet also served as shelters and revealed engravings and carved objects including the famous deer staff of Lortet (photo opposite).

baton de renne

Necropolis of the Iron Age

The Lannemezan Plateau reveals the largest necropolis of the South West concerning the Iron Age.
Numerous tumulus and raised stones testify that the first people settled along the ancient Tenareze.
A hiking trail allows to discover some testimonies in place.

tumulus
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