Montignac is a town in the Dordogne département of France. During the early fall of 1940, an amazing archaeological discovery was made above the Vézère River near the town of Montignac. Lascaux Cave is one of the world's great treasures with about six hundred paintings and almost 1,500 engravings. Subject matter of the cave paintings and engravings are mostly animals. Since the Lascaux Cave is closed to the public, a replica has been created at Montignac, 200 meters from the original cave.