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The Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave was granted UNESCO World Heritage status on 22nd June 2014 as an artistic masterpiece and a unique testament to human history.

World heritage / Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave

Pont d’Arc Caverne – The world’s largest reproduction

A unique and original landscape

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World Heritage / Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave

The discovery of Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave on 18th December 1994 at Vallon Pont d’Arc was a global event that shook the view of prehistoric. With its 36,000 years old paintings, it is the world’s oldest « art gallery ». 

Beyond its age, this cave differs from others in the beauty of its drawing and engravings, the artists’ remarkable technical mastery, the incredible 14 animals depicted – mainly dangerous mammals: bears, lions, rhinos, mammoths…

Peintures prehistoriques dans la grotte chauvet pont d'arc représentant un tableu de chasse des lionnes

The world’s Largest reproduction

The treasures of Chauvet- Pont d’Arc cave are revealed in the facsimile Pont d’Arc Caverne, which opened in April 2015.

You can feel the vitality and breath of 14 animals drawn or etched on the walls. You hear the roar of lions, the growling of bears, the heavy steps of the mammoth, Bison and woolly rhinoceros charging, horses stampeding. You meet the artist with the bent little finger… 

« The treasures of Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave revealed! »

Réplique panneau des chevaux caverne du pont d'arc

 A unique and original landscape

 

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Take your canoe for a 2 day/1 night adventure in the Ardèche Gorges! Book our all-in-one deal and we’ll take care of everything: canoe hire, bivouac (the only type of accommodation allowed in the Ardèche Gorges Nature Reserve) and return transportation. Prepare for a magical experience...

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