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CANCELLED – AIA Tours/Travel: Decorated Caves Of The Pyrenees & The Rhone Valley with Tour Leader: Ian Tattersall

May 21, 2020



This tour has been cancelled for 2020 and is currently in the planning stages for May 2021 departure. If you are interested in traveling to this region and would like to be contacted when this tour becomes available, please call 800-748-6262 or email aia@studytours.org.

Discover with acclaimed paleoanthropologist and popular trip leader Ian Tattersall a collection of magnificent but largely unheralded examples of Ice Age art. Admire unusual, elegant bas-relief animal images in Basque caves, a profusion of hand prints at Gargas, and the famous panels of line-drawn and subtly shaded bison, horse, and ibex at Niaux. The trip concludes with a visit to the newly-opened Chauvet cave replica at Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, which expertly re-creates the earliest, and perhaps most impressive, of the many masterpieces of Ice Age art dated to some 35,000 years ago. Enjoy fine food and delightful accommodations while an expert trip manager handles all the logistics.

“Ian’s commentary and overall presence could not have
been more engaging. He was both an archaeological
authority and an excellent traveling companion.”
– Richard, New York

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Date:
May 21, 2020
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Website:
https://www.archaeological.org/tour/decorated-caves/

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aia@studytours.org
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http://www.aiatours.org

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