A virtual tour of the Chauvet cave

A virtual tour of the Chauvet cave

Accessible on the Steam platform and on Google Arts & amp; Culture, the discovery of this heritage jewel closed to the public offers a lot of emotions.

Once connected to the Steam site, and virtual reality headset on the nose, we make a voucher of 36,000 years back, transported in Ardèche at the foot of the Pont d’Arc. Before us, a fire crackles. You turn on yourself looking up, down, left and right. We are in an encampment of prehistoric men. A river flows below. “This is where we stopped under a great arch,” whispers Cécile from France. In the English version, it is the voice of Daisy Ridley, the heroine of the last Star Wars. Torch in hand, we enter a cave. A cave bear wanders placidly. He’s home. We’re sinking a little further. Approaching our flaming torch to the rock walls, drawings, frescoes and engravings of animals appear. Mammoths, aurochs, ibexes, felines, horses, bears … The effect is magical. The experience, which lasts ten minutes, is very simple compared to the extraordinary virtual tour of the pyramid Kheops proposed

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