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Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche

Opening hours: Du 01/01/2019 au 31/12/2027

Discover the first masterpiece of humanity from 36000 years ago: hundreds of hunting, running or fighting animals drawn from life.
In a 20 hectare park, the grotte Chauvet II - Ardèche (largest cave replica in the world) recreates the magic of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Chauvet cave.

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When you come to the grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche, you’ll be moved as you discover humanity’s most ancient masterwork, just 36,000 years old.

In the midst of the stalagmites, stalactites and other outlandish concretions, the Cave unfurls its treasure of engravings, paintings and stumps in a space covering over 3,000 square metres. The visit follows the twists and turns of the cave’s morphology. So that visitors can understand all the cave’s wonders, guides take them through to the heart of the replica. Audio guides in French and in ten other languages are also provided free of charge. At the replica exit, specialists answer questions from the most curious of visitors.

After exploring the replica, visitors continue the immersion with the permanent exhibition. This exhibition introduces you to Palaeolithic people, their myths, and their world. Life-size animal replicas —such as mammoths, bears, lions, and rhinoceroses—also make this a time travel experience. The exhibition also has touch screen terminals and interactive devices that all kinds of visitors can enjoy.

There is a room specifically meant to take you behind the scenes of the project. It covers the challenges of restoration and the key stages of the replica construction.

After the visit, you can make the experience last longer on the restaurant terrace. The menu offers the flavours of Ardèche, and draws inspiration from prehistoric recipes: grilled meat and seasonal products will satisfy the appetite of present-day gourmet hunter-gatherers!

Rates

From 01/01/2018 to 05/04/2019
Adult: 15 €
Child: 7.50 €
Group adults: 13 €
Group children: 6.50 €.

From 06/04 to 22/09/2019
Adult: 16.50 €
Child: 7.50 €
Group adults: 14.50 €
Group children: 6.50 €.

From 23/09 to 31/12/2019
Adult: 15 €
Child: 7.50 €
Group adults: 13 €
Group children: 6.50 €.

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

Equipments and services

Equipments : Bar Air conditioning Car park Restaurant
Services : Educational visits Themed tour Shop Guided tours
Proposed Activities : Activity
Means of payment : Bank/credit card Chèques Vacances

Ouvertures

All year round, daily.

Accessibilities

Hearing disability
Mental disability
Visual disability
Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
Vertical signage of parking spaces
Even flooring with no obstacles
Absence of slope > 5%
Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
Doors >=77 cm wide
Internal doors with easy openings
Height under table >= 70 cm width >= 77 cm
Absence of steps
WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
Site, building totally accessible
Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
Visual alarm with flash light
Magnetic loop available at the reception
Presence of pictograms and / or simplified visuals
Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception
Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Services

Spoken languages : German, English, Dutch

Length of visit

55 minutes

Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche

Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche
Plateau du Razal
07150 Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
France

The nearest tourist office

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Located at: Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
Pont d'Arc Ardèche - Vallon Pont d'Arc Office

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