Making sure our site is accessible to disabled visitors 

The Grotte Chauvet 2 – Ardèche is committed to welcoming and responding to the needs of all disabled visitors in the best possible conditions.It was awarded the Tourism & Disability label in 2018 and was the accessible tourism jury’s prize winner in 2021.

A site accessible to all

Wheelchair users : 

  • The whole site, including the cave replica, are wheelchair accessible and on one level*
  • Disabled toilets with grab bars are available
  • Transport wheelchairs can be borrowed from reception and the entrance to the cave, subject to availability. 
  • Disabled parking bays are available in the car park, near to the entrance:
  • 2 parking spaces for long vehicles
  • 16 parking spaces for individual cars

*Some paths are on a slight slope. Consult the site map to see the ideal paths for wheelchair and pushchair users.

Site map

Visitors with learning disabilities :

  • Our teams are trained to work with people with learning disabilities or mental health conditions

Visitors with hearing impairments : 

  • Magnetic induction loops are available when visiting the cave
  • Light equipment for lip-reading and a leaflet for deaf and hard of hearing visitors (in French or English) can be requested at the entrance to the cave.
  • Self-guided tours with the smartphone app are available at the end of the day

leaflet for deaf and hard of hearing (english)

Patrick Aventurier – Grotte Chauvet 2 – Ardèche

Blind and partially sighted visitors :

  • A booklet of raised line pictures of the reconstructed cave drawings is available upon request at the entrance to the replica cave
  • Our guides are trained in description for the tours
  • Descriptive audio guides are available in 4 languages (French, English, German and Dutch)

Practical information

  • The replica cave is a dark environment; the lighting is controlled by the activity leaders and guides
  • There are spaces in the car park which are reserved for disabled people, situated near the entrance to the site: 2 parking spaces for long vehicles and 16 parking spaces for individual cars
  • Guide and assistance dogs are authorised on-site
  • Be careful! It can get cold in the cave (16° to 20°), so remember to bring some warmer clothing