Meet Our Ancestors

Chauvet Cave: a 36,000-year-old art gallery, normally closed to the public, opens to everyone through immersive tech

In collaboration with

Grotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Launch the immersive experience on SteamVR

Closed to the public, open in AR

Drop the cave in front of you and experience the cave paintings in Augmented Reality

Hold the Cave in Your Hand

Prehistoric France comes to you in this Pocket Gallery

Where art started

Go on a chamber-by-chamber journey through the cave

The World's First Art Gallery

A brief history of one of Mankind's first masterpieces

The original underground art scene

A closer look at how and why our ancestors decorated the Chauvet Cave

In 1940, Pablo Picasso saw ancient cave art and reportedly said, "they invented everything!"

Take a walk on the wild side

And explore the nature that inspired the drawings

6 Extinct Animals You Won't Find Alive in the Cave Today

It wasn't only our ancestors who roamed these caves...

Chauvet Cave, recreated

Making the Chauvet experience available to the public

Beyond Chauvet

Discover other examples of prehistoric cave art

Are you a teacher, parent or guardian?

Learn Anywhere are downloadable lesson plans that can be used by teachers in class or by students to work through at their own pace.

Continue your journey into the cave...