Discover a collection of magnificent but largely unheralded examples of Ice Age art while in the company of acclaimed paleoanthropologist and popular trip leader Ian Tattersall. 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. Visit the recently opened Cosquer Méditerranée, a replica of a heavily decorated, now submerged, prehistoric cave that was discovered in 1985. The trip concludes with a visit to the spectacular 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 tour manager handles all the logistics.
“Ian Tattersall provided his astonishing expertise on the cave art, the Upper Paleolithic, and human evolution in general to make the entire tour an incredibly enlightening educational experience.” – Thomas, Texas
“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
Tour Pricing (10 nights)
Per person, double occupancy
13-16 participants $9,645
10-12 participants $10,395
Single Supplement $1,045
Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required (limited availability).
With fewer than 10 participants, a small group surcharge may be added.
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