What is there to see and do on the site?
The Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche site is a complete venue in itself.
Allow for half a day to visit the entire site.
No doubt you are familiar with the cave, a replica of the decorated Chauvet cave. The guided tour takes 50 minutes. Please arrive on site at least 30 minutes before the scheduled visit time on your ticket.
In addition to the cave you can also explore the prehistoric world at the Aurignacian Gallery. This discovery centre will provide you with background information on our ancestors behind the masterpiece. Here you will find the answers known to date in terms of their lifestyle and environment. Set aside an hour to visit the gallery. If possible, try to visit it before your guided tour of the cave as this will add to your experience.
Children and their parents will be able to participate in workshops and activities during every school holiday.
Feeling a little hungry? « The Terrasse » Restaurant welcomes you at any time of the day during the site’s opening hours. Access is reserved to cavern ticket holders.
Set aside a little time to browse through our shop la boutique to take away a memento of your visit
An example of a typical visit :
- 10am : Arrival
- 10:15 – 11:15am : Visit the Aurignacian Gallery
- 11:30am : Guided tour of the Chauvet cave replica
- 12:30pm : Lunch at La Terrasse restaurant
- 2pm : Workshop /mini-presentation (start and operate during summer school holidays 2015)
- 3pm : Visit our gift shop