Peche Merle is about a 30 minute walk from Cabrerets. It’s uphill and is pretty tiring especially if it’s hot. If you leave in plenty of time you can have refreshments there.
Hotel de Grottes in Cabrerets is pretty good. It has a pool and an outdoor terrace (open to public, evening restaurant reservations are recommended) overlooking the river.
There are other options though.
You can buy your peche merle tickets on the website, and print the tickets or save them on your smartphone.
Make sure you buy the language you want. all visits are guided you can’t just walk in on your own. it takes about 1 1/2 hours maybe a bit more.
I recommend a visit around 10 o’clock give or take an hour. gives you time for breakfast first. And from there it’s a short day to Bouzies, or St Cirq La Popie
Visit of the prehistory centre and painted cave of Pech Merle in Cabrerets in the Lot Valley in the Causses de Quercy Regional Natural Park surrounded by Midi Pyrénées Grands Sites.