The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

World Heritage Site 2014
Introduction to the Chauvet Cave
The Chauvet Cave Gallery
Chauvet Cave Art UNESCO World Heritage Site
The prehistoric Chauvet cave in the Arceche region of southern France has been granted prestigious World Heritage status by UNESCO committee delegates gathering in Doha in 2014.
Chauvet Cave Art Paintings Bradshaw Foundation
The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. Located in the Ardeche region of southern France, along the bank of the river Ardeche near the Pont-d'Arc.
Chauvet Cave Art Paintings Bradshaw Foundation
The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. With one exception, all of the cave art paintings have been dated between 30,000 & 33,000 years ago.
Visiting the Chauvet
Return to the Chauvet Cave
Investigating the Chauvet Cave
Chauvet Cave Art Paintings Bradshaw Foundation
In 1999 John Robinson was invited into the Chauvet Cave by Dr. Jean Clottes to observe the Palaeolithic cave paintings dated between 30,000 & 33,000 years ago.
Chauvet Cave Art Paintings Bradshaw Foundation
Two years had passed since John Robinson's first visit to the Chauvet Cave. In 2001 he returned focusing this time on the Artists who created the cave paintings.
Chauvet Cave Art Paintings Bradshaw Foundation
In 2005 members of the Bradshaw Foundation, Robert Hefner III, Damon de Laszlo, Jill Cook & Peter Robinson, were given the privilege to tour the Chauvet Cave.
The Venus & The Sorcerer
Dr. Jean Clottes
The Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Chauvet Cave Art Paintings Bradshaw Foundation
The last and deepest of the Chauvet Cave chambers, the Salle du Fond, is home to the palaeolithic cave painting of The Venus & The Sorcerer, drawn in black charcoal.
Chauvet Cave Art Paintings Jean Clottes
The eminent French prehistorian Dr. Jean Clottes was the former scientific advisor on prehistoric rock art to the French Ministry of Culture & Communication, and UNESCO.
Chauvet The Cave of Forgotten Dreams Werner Herzog Bradshaw Foundation
For his latest documentary film 'The Cave of Forgotten Dreams' Werner Herzog takes us on an incredible 3-D journey into the Chauvet caves in Southern France.