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The Spy cave, an exceptional paleolithic site

  • Come and Come and discover the Cave of the Man of Spy which overlooks the Orneau valley
  • Grottoes and caves

Follow the steps of your Neandertal ancestors in the Grotte de Spy, near Namur.

The Grotte de Spy overlooks the valley of the Orneau River, a tributary of the Sambre. It is in this stunning green setting that clues about the life of our ancestors were found.

The site is one of the most important Palaeolithic ones in Europe. In 1886, an exceptional amount of bones was discovered, leading to a major milestone in the history of science: a study led the international community to accept that humans different to modern man had once existed: the Neanderthal man had been uncovered.

To know more about the Grotte de Spy

Visit the Espace de l'Homme de Spy (an information centre dedicated to the Man of Spy) nearby.

The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.