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Discover the Pont d'Arc Cave

You have booked your camping stay in Vallon Pont d’Arc? Now you want to find the best activities to do to perfect your stay in Southern Ardèche? At the Domaine des Chênes, many leisure activities are already waiting for you: the aquatic area with heated swimming pool, children’s club, playgrounds, … all accessible from your mobile home rental or cheap camping pitches. The Ardèche area, especially the South Ardèche and the Ardèche Gorges in the Rhône Alpes region, is full of prehistoric heritage. Many of the caves and caverns in the Ardèche are decorated with prehistoric paintings, classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites, made by our ancestors (such as the Aven d’Orgnac). Discover from now on the unavoidable visit of Vallon Pont d’Arc: the discovery, via a guided tour, of the Pont d’Arc Cave more commonly called the Chauvet Cave 2.

What is the Pont d'Arc Cave?

In the south of the Ardèche, the Chauvet cave, a fabulous legacy of the Paleolithic era was discovered in 1994. Being a fragile site with magnificent rock paintings and engravings of more than 30 000 years, this site has been closed to the public. In order to share this richness to the greatest number, an identical replica was built in Vallon Pont d’Arc: the Chauvet 2 cave or cavern of Pont d’Arc. For more than 20 years, la caverne du Pont d’Arc has become a site not to be missed to visit, where you can admire the representations of animals from the paleolithic period as they are on the original site!

la caverne du pont d'arc
grotte chauvet

The cave of the Pont d’Arc

How does the tour of the Chauvet Cave 2 take place?

To discover the Chauvet Cave and its collection of drawings, paintings and engravings, two areas where these works are reproduced are offered to you at the Caverne du Pont d’Arc:

  • la Chauvet 2 : space where you will discover identical replicas of paintings, engravings and other traces of the ancestors found in the original Chauvet cave.
  • la Galerie de l’Aurignacien : space where you will find explanations and interpretations on the techniques of cave art and the culture of men more than 35,000 years ago, all in the form of an interactive scenography where sounds and colors marry marvelously. Access to this space is free for children under 10 years old, special offers are available for groups, prices are communicated at the time of booking.
la grotte chauvet 2