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Prehistoric Cave Art of Spain & France

Tour Dates: September 21-October 3, 2022 in the planning stages (13 Days)

Tour Leader(s): Paul G. Bahn ,

NOTE: This tour is in the planning stages for a September 2022 departure. To be notified before others when reservations are open, please contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org

Investigate southwestern Europe’s most extraordinary prehistoric caves, including Lascaux IV, a new, exact reproduction of one of the most remarkable prehistoric sites ever discovered; Altamira II, a precise replica of the original that is often called the “Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art;” Atapuerca, the most significant early human site in western Europe; Las Monedas Cave and Cueva del Castillo, where 180 animal likenesses were painted some 12,000-14,000 years ago; Cougnac, which features paintings of extinct megaloceros and mammoth; Pech Merle, known for its “negative handprints;” and others.

Travel with world-renowned archaeological author Paul Bahn, a gifted and popular lecturer who regularly leads tours to study the prehistory of Spain and France, including this program. Dr. Bahn will enhance your understanding of the sites with lectures and informal discussions.

Tour archaeological and ethnographic museums with superb exhibits of prehistoric artifacts, including the  Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Altamira Museum, Museum of Les Eyzies, and the Museé d’Aquitaine; plus the modern art collections of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum.

Explore charming villages and cities, including Santillana del Mar and San Sebastian.

Enjoy excellent accommodations in fine hotels and charming inns, as well as fine wine and cuisine.


Pricing:
$TBA(15-20 participants) per person double occupancy.
$TBA (10-14 participants) per person double occupancy.
$TBA single supplement (limited availability).

Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required.  With fewer than 10 participants, a small group surcharge may be added.

Altamira doe

Altamira Bison © publicdomain

Giant Deer from Lascaux. ©HTO

Lascaux replica painting. © Jack Versloot

Bison at Altamira. © Thomas Quine

Font-de-Gaume, cave entrance, France © Jane Waldbaum

Itinerary


NOTE: This tour is in the planning stages for a September 2022 departure. To be notified before others when reservations are open, please contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org

View Detailed Itinerary

NOTE: This tour is in the planning stages for a September 2022 departure. To be notified before others when reservations are open, please contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org


For reservations or questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884). To reserve your space using the online form, click here.

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