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Chauvet Cave reopening on Saturday June 13 Thursday June 


Dear visitors, we are happy to announce the reopening of the Chauvet Cave 2 on Saturday June 13 !

Chauvet Cave is implementing new measures to protect its visitors and staff, an opportunity for the place to reinvent itself ! Discover the cave in a new light with our app ! A new experience of visiting  Chauvet Cave 2 allows a discovery in complete safety using an immersive application allowing an independent tour of the Cave and the Gallery.

o In compliance with health guidelines (avoid group and loan of equipment), the proposed visit system is based on a mobile application that allows you to wander independently.

o The content of this new application for the cave has been entirely developed by our mediation service.

o The application will be offered in 10 languages


​​Sanitary measures:

Reinforced sanitary protocols for optimal security of our visitors Chauvet Cave 2 – Ardèche has a recent infrastructure, maintained and up to standards.

The visitor route is simple and one-way, it lends itself perfectly to current health measures.

o Wearing a mask for visitors: it will be compulsory in closed infrastructures.

All the staff will be equipped with masks.

o Distancing: in order to limit crossings as much as possible, the visit circuit has been redesigned and a direction of traffic set up. Markings on the ground will allow visitors to be distanced.

o Distributors of hydro-alcoholic gel will be made available at various locations on the site. The frequency may be increased depending on the number of visitors.

o Limited visitor gauges: current gauges are recalculated taking into account distance measures.

o Hygiene teams equipped with latest generation portable foggers destroying COVID-19 in 60 seconds.

o Activities adapted to health requirements. As soon as it reopens, find our outdoor activities every day! To complete the visit experience, the public can go to the Paleolithic camp. In the shade of the trees, passionate animators invite you to go back in time to immerse yourself in the world of our ancestors.