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Is Chauvet cave open to the public?
Last Updated: 27th January, 2020
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Hereof, what is significant about Chauvet cave?
The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. Chauvet Cave's importance is based on two factors: firstly, the aesthetic quality of these Palaeolithic cave paintings, and secondly, their great age.
One may also ask, how many paintings are in the Chauvet cave? The art. There are hundreds of paintings and engravings in the Chauvet Cave, ranging from geometric forms of red dots on the walls, to handprints, to more than 420 animal representations.
Secondly, who found the Chauvet cave?
The cave was first explored by a group of three speleologists: Eliette Brunel-Deschamps, Christian Hillaire, and Jean-Marie Chauvet for whom it was named six months after an aperture now known as "Le Trou de Baba" ("Baba's Hole") was discovered by Michel Rosa (Baba). At a later date the group returned to the cave.
Where is the Chauvet and Lascaux caves located?
Lascaux Caves is one of the world's most famous prehistoric caves. Consisting of one great chamber and two passageways, it is located near Sarlat on a hillside in Montignac, in the Dordogne region of southwest France.