Discovering Grotte Chauvet 2 – Ardèche means delving back 36,000 years into the origin of art and meeting the men, women and children of the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave – a surprising and astounding sensory experience. The cave was granted UNESCO World Heritage status on 22nd June 2014 as an artistic masterpiece and a unique testament to human history.
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…
Time stands still
During your visit and between the light and shade, surrounded by stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, flowstones and hundreds of bones, you can feel the vitality and breath of 14 animals drawn or etched on the walls.
The Aurignacien Gallery
The Aurignacien Gallery provides the perfect complement to your visit helping you to understand who our prehistoric ancestors were, where they came from and how they lived.