Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche

  • visite_guid_e_de_la_caverne_avec_les_audiophones_patrick_aventurier_caverne_du_pont_d_arc_34.jpg© Patrick Aventurier - Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche
  • Panneaux des Lions© Patrick Aventurier - Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche
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  • Galerie de l'Aurignacien - Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche© Patrick Aventurier - Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche
  • Galerie de l'Aurignacien - Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche© Patrick Aventurier - Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche
  • Galerie de l'Aurignacien - Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche© Patrick Aventurier - Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche
  • 92 animaux en mouvement sont représentés dans le panneau des lions, salle du fond© Patrick Aventurier - Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche
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Presentation

Discover humanity's first great masterpieces, dated 36,000 years ago. In a 29-hectare wooded park, the Chauvet cave, 'grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche', is the largest replica in the world of a cave. It recreates the magic of the Chauvet cave, part of UNESCO World Heritage.
Over 36,000 years ago, in a deep cave, the early artists in the history of Humanity painted a series of masterpieces: horses, lions, rhinoceros and many other animals, all caught in movement, hunting, running, fighting.

When the Chauvet cave was discovered in 1994, it set the world on fire, revolutionizing the history of art and previous knowledge. It quickly became a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its replica, the Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche, which opened in 2015, allows the public to discover this first great masterpiece of Humanity.

The cave replica, a cultural destination just steps from the Ardèche river canyons and the Pont-d’Arc, is the most popular cultural site in Ardèche.

Visiting the cave takes you on a journey to the origins of art, and immerses you in Prehistory.

At the cave replica, several other discoveries also await you, such as the Aurignacian Gallery which enhances the visit of the cave and provides in-depth insights on our ancestors, their art and their environment in an immersive, interactive setting.

The great display hall is currently showing a magical, universally-understood show, 'Animal, from prehistory to street art', an immersive 360° sound and light experience. Everyone can watch and move around within this monumental fresco accompanied by a stunning original musical score.

All year long, cultural programs, conferences, workshops and special events add to the experience of visiting the replica, and help visitors feel and understand the timeless gestures made by our ancestors in creating this art.

The ticket includes the guided visit of the cave, visiting the Aurignacian Gallery, the show "Animal, from Prehistory to street art", and taking part in the activities conducted during holiday periods and on the weekends from April to October.

There is also a restaurant with a panoramic view open all year long, and a bookshop-boutique with over 1000 items.
Opening day(s)

All year long 2024

Every day

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays in January

General Informations
  • Parking :
    • Coach parking
    • Free car park
    • Car park
  • National :
    • Famille Plus
    • National
  • Service :
    • disabled person access
  • Type :
    • Museums

Tarifs

FaresMinMax
01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024
Adult18.00€
Child (10-17 years)9.00€
Adult: 18 €
Child (10-17 years): 9 €.

Free entry for children < 10 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Map

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Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche
4941 route de Bourg Saint Andéol
07150
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 44.406469
Longitude : 4.431661
Contact
Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche
4941 route de Bourg Saint Andéol
07150
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
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Phone : +33 4 75 94 39 40
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