Exposition Grotte Chauvet

Exposition La Grotte Chauvet Pont d'Arc

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Image: a painting of a cave bear (Ursus spelaeus).
Location: At Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in the Ardèche region. A7, exit Montélimar or Bollène, up the Ardeche valley to Vallon-Pont d'Arc. 45km from Montélimar.
Open: 15-MAR to MAY Tue-Sun 10-12, 14-17:30.
JUN to AUG Tue-Sun 10-13, 15-19.
SEP to 15-NOV Tue-Sun 10-12, 14-17:30.
15-NOV to 15-MAR Wed 14, only groups by appointment.
Fee: Adults EUR 5, Children (3-18) EUR 3, School Children EUR 4, Unemployed EUR 4, Disabled EUR 4.
Groups (+): Adults EUR 4, Children (3-18) EUR 2.50.
Guided Tour: EUR 25. [2007]
Classification: museum, artificial cave, cave replica
Light: electric
Dimension: Ar=400m²
Guided tours: D=60min.
Address: Exposition Grotte Chauvet, 1 Rue du Miarou, 07150 Vallon Pont d'Arc, Tel: +33-475-371768, Fax: +33-475-881176 or +33-475-881952.
Mairie de Vallon Pont d'Arc, 07150 Vallon Pont d'Arc, Tel: +33-475-371768, Fax: +33-475-881176.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Image: a mammoth, engraved into the white limestone which is covered by brow cave clay.
Image: a diorama in the exposition shows the artist at work.

This is the local exhibition to the nearby CaveGrotte Chauvet. As the original cave is closed to visitors, to protect the paintings, this nearby museum allows interested visitors to see at least a very good replica of the most important parts of the cave. The exhibition was made by the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris.

The exhibion includes three rooms with explanations about the live of Cro Magnon man in the Ardeche valley and twoo rooms with a replica of the most important paintings and engravings of the cave. A 25min. long video film explains the fact known about the cave by now.