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Chauvet Cave 2

Mankind's 1st great masterpiece

Chauvet cave 2

A unique experience in the heart of a 29-hectare park

Between light and shadow, at the heart of geological formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, gours and bone fragments, visitors feel the enveloping coolness of the cave. Here they discover representations of 14 animal species meticulously drawn or engraved on the walls. For an hour, which seems to escape the passage of time, we follow in the footsteps of our ancestors.

The virtuosity of these artists 36,000 years ago makes them accomplished masters of prehistoric art, taking us back to the very origins of artistic expression.

Discover also the Aurignacian gallery. The Aurignacian Gallery, the interpretation centre at Grotte Chauvet 2, has been designed as an interactive museum, offering an immersive experience of a key period in human history: the first European civilisation of Homo sapiens.

4941 Route de Bourg St Andéol - 07150 Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

35 min
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