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Caverne du Pont d'Arc, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
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Tout est magnifique sur ce site; le cadre géographique d'abord, superbe et proche des gorges majestueuses de l'Ardèche avec un très beau point de vue. La caverne ensuite et bien évidemment; la visite ... read more »Everything is beautiful on this site; the geographical framework first, superb and close to the majestic gorges of the Ardèche with a beautiful view. The cave then and of course; the guided tour, even if it seems a little fast sometimes (groups follow each other) is of high quality, specific and never put in default. It can only be admiring in front of the paintings that will crescendo in terms of quality and finesse in the face of the goldsmith work that these reproductions required. However, the emotion is a bit difficult to grasp if we keep too much in mind the idea of replica. Finally, the Gallery of the Aurignacian is worthy of the greatest interest for its extremely educational character; And here, we can stay there as much as you want and there is really nothing to...show original
Ah ...et bien j'osais pas y aller ...après toutes les critiques négatives, dont la mienne, que j'ai pu lire.... et alors la surprise....j'ai acheté mes billets par internet , sans difficulté, et rende... read more »Ah.. .and I dared not go.. .After all the negative reviews, including mine, that I have read... and then the surprise... I bought my tickets by internet, without difficulty, and make you taken at 15 h 20... and then, great, the Organization, impeccable, it was said you could hear the guides of the groups before and after... but not anymore since April 2016 each visitor has a helmet which really allows us to immerse us in this old world of a few hundred of thousands of years. The guide's explanations are clear and precise, the time to observe the meticulous details of drawings executed by real artists are amazing truth. I advice to tourists to visit this cave, which really made me have a good time in our history.. .in our prehistory even... :)show original
belle reconstitution, mais l'éclairage froid et blafard ne rend pas les effets escomptés (les aurignaciens s'éclairaient à la torche, pas au phare, nous ne voyons pas ce qu'ils voyaient) mais cette re... read more »Nice, but cold and pale lighting does not have the desired effect (the aurignacians lit torch, not to the lighthouse, we see not what they saw) but this reconstruction is a great achievement. A little more, the guide that explains vividly reconstructed works. For foreign visitors, the audio guide does not necessarily follow the pace of the tour. Don't forget to visit the Gallery of the Aurignacian, beautiful reenactment of the life of the men of the time, of wildlife and flora. warm welcome of the staff.show original
Amazing experience and very well done. Everything is written in English, French, German and Spanish which is a bonus plus they have an English speaking tour everyday.
The reproduction of the cave and its paintings is really marvellous. The visiting experience however is very poor for English speakers. We were given audio guides to tour the cave on our own, while French speakers are taken in large groups by a guide. However, the cave paintings are in the dark, and only the guide can turn on the lights with a key, the lights stay on a short time while the guide is explaining in French, and then the lights turn off and the guide moves on with her group to the next section. So while we had audio guides, we still had to follow the French groups so that we could see the paintings lit, even though it would have made more sense to allow us to see them sandwiched between two subsequent groups. Also, the audio guide headset has speakers that are intentionally far away from the ears (presumably for hygienic reasons). But this means it's hard to understand the audio guide when you have to be near the French group with the guide speaking in French, and the sound from the audio guide carries far and disturbs the French group members. So while the artificial cave is impeccably well made, the visiting experience was badly organized for non-French speakers.
I think the UNESCO world heritage tag is often overused - but this site certainly deserves it. The work of these Picassos from 36,000 years ago is simply breathtaking. The paintings are stunning and the vacation activities in the Vallon-Pont D'arc area are fantastic for families.
Absolutely fantastic place! Lots of interesting stuff for any age and superb infrastructure/organization. A bit hard to reach is the only problem
We visited in September and were blown away by the cave art. We were also impressed with the organization of the tours. We booked on line but didn't book an English tour so used the headsets. I think booking an English guide would be better as they seemed to impart more information. I would have liked to stay longer in the cave and have a smaller group but otherwise we were very impressed. We met people who returned the next day for another look!
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