Summer at the Cavern

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From 9 July to 26 August, make the most of a whole range of free activities at the Pont-d’Arc Cavern.

 

NEW at the Paleolithic camp.

Music, sculpture, clothing and body adornment.
New demonstrations! Our guides introduce you to the multiple aspects of prehistoric art. ( demonstrations in French) 

Music

Discover a largely unknown component of Prehistoric Art.
Ethnological and Archaeological research allows an insight into the possible sounds, rhythms and instruments of Prehistoric music.
From 9 to 31 July, from 11 :15 a.m.to 6 :00 pm / From 1 to 26 August, from 11 :30 a.m. to 7 :30 p.m.

Clothing and body adornment

Necklaces, bracelets, pendants. For thousands of years, prehistoric people wore clothing and jewellery. These elements of dress and body adornment express a large range of social and personal values.
Come and discover what these artefacts tell us about our ancestors and the societies they lived in.

From 9 to 31 July, from 1 :30 p.m. to 6 :00 p.m./ from 1 to 26 August, from 2 :30 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m.

Prehistoric sculpture

The ancestors’ sense of beauty is visible in a multitude of different objects.

Our guides will introduce you to a selection of sculpted and engraved animal and female figurines, sculpted spear throwers and many other artefacts that demonstrate both skill and refinement.

From 9 to 31 July, from 11 :00 a.m. to 6 :00 p.m. / from 1 to 26 August, from 3 :00 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m.

The international tent for English speaking visitors

Discover various aspects of the art of our ancestors through music, sculpture and body-adornement in the international tent !
From 9th July to 26th / August : 1.30pm to 5pm

 

Experiment Cave Art techniques.

Try out Palaeolithic artistic techniques on the walls of the cave workshop.

From 9th July to 26th August: 1 :30p.m. to 6 :00pm / from 1 to 26 August, from 11 :00a.m. to 12 :30 pm and from 2 :30 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m.

 

Découvrez les techniques de l'art pariétal à la grotte-atelier à la Caverne du Pont d'Arc

 

Spearthrowing

How did prehistoric people hunt? What arms did they use? Did they hunt the animals that they drew in caves?

 After a brief introduction to the wildlife of the time and the associated hunting techniques, children and their families are invited to try out some spear throwing for themselves. Try out this prehistoric invention to find out if you are a hunter or a gatherer.

From 9th July to 26th August: 10:30 p.m. to 12 :30pm and from 5:30p.m to 8 :00 pm / from 1 to 26 August, from 11 :00a.m. to 12 :30 pm and from 5:30 p.m.to 7 :30 p.m.