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Create your natural ocher paint

Create your natural ocher paint

Create your natural ocher paint

The cave paintings of the Chauvet Cave were made between –32,000 and -21,000 years ago. Although the scientific community has not yet agreed on the purpose of these drawings, it seems obvious that these are not mere decorations. 

So were they used as magic incantations for hunting, was it the role of the shaman, or did our ancestors seek to leave a trace and communicate with future generations?

For 30 minutes, show your talents by using pigments and other natural elements.

Make your own prehistoric painting on a wooden board. Take away your creation.

Tip: Remember to come early to fully enjoy your day between visiting the Caves and Prehistoric Workshops

  • From 4 to 99 years old
  • 30 minutes
  • Sheltered activity in case of rain

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Questions sur les animations
  • What outfit to wear for the workshops?


    • At "Grottes du Cerdon", you are "on the ground" as close as possible to nature.

    • Dress accordingly in clothing suitable for outdoor activities which can be more or less dirty, depending on your abilities.

    • Remember that you are leaving your era!

  • I am accompanied by a person in a chair, can I come to visit ?

    • The entire reception area (ticket office, shop, snack point and toilets) is wheelchair accessible independently. The Caves of Cerdon cannot be visited in a wheelchair or with a stroller. The park is however accessible by wheelchair with the help of a guide because the paths are grassy

  • Are the workshops canceled in case of rain ?
    • No, because all activities can be done under cover, with the exception of megalith traction and thruster shooting, but it is rare that the rain falls continuously... and nothing stops the valiant hunters!