Grotte Chauvet 2

Whether you are enthralled by the history of Humanity, simply curious to explore a fantastic site unique in the world or tempted by a journey back in time, the Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche is a “must” visit during your holidays in the Ardèche.

The Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche is the biggest replica of a decorated cave in the world and a technological prowess which plunges you into a full scale re-creation of amazing underground landscapes.

The Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche is the extraordinary reconstitution of the Chauvet Cave in Vallon Pont d’Arc in Ardèche, discovered on December 18th, 1994 by amateur cavers Jean-Marie Chauvet, Éliette Brunel and Christian Hilaire.

Described as a jewel, the Chauvet Cave was registered by UNESCO as part of Humanity’s world heritage in June 2014. It dates back 36,000 years and features a wealth and abundance of extraordinarily well conserved artistic masterpieces – the union of the three being a very rare occurrence.

Only a project on the scale of this restitution space makes it possible to journey through this timeless universe as to preserve its state of conservation the Chauvet Cave itself is not open to the public.

This was how the Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche came into existence. Since Spring 2015, you can explore the prehistoric wall-paintings in this fabulously magical underground world and savour its authenticity.

Your stay at the Relais de la Vignasse hotel is your chance to live this unique experience. Located just 30 minutes from the Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche, the hotel is an ideal, calm and handy base from which to explore all the marvellous sites in Ardèche.

We can book your Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardèche admission tickets for you at the hotel reception desk. It is essential to book in advance

You can also book on line. Click on the image below and follow the instructions…

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La grande fresque de La Grotte Chauvet Pont d'Arc ©Lionel GUICHARD PERAZIO
Grotte Chauvet ©Péraziog Lionel Guichard
L'alcove aux lions © Fritz-Tosello Centre national de la préhistoire
Grotte Chauvet - Panneau des Chevaux © SYCPA

Photo credit: Pérazio – Lionel Guichard – Fritz Tosello – SYCPA