Decorated Caves of the Pyrenees & the Rhone Valley (land tour)

Dates: Thursday, May 30, 2019 to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (11 days)
Tour Leader: Ian Tattersall

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.


Pricing:
Double Occupancy (15-20 participants) $7,945
Double Occupancy (12-14 participants) $8,895
Single Supplement $995

Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required (limited availability). With fewer than 12 particpants, a small group surcharge may be added.


 

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Thursday, May 30, 2019: HOME | BILBAO, SPAIN
Friday, May 31: BILBAO
Saturday, June 1: BILBAO | COVALANAS | RAMALES | EL PENDO | BILBAO
Sunday, June 2: BILBAO | EKAINBERRI | SAN SEBASTIAN | AINHOA, FRANCE
Monday, June 3: AINHOA | ISTURITZ AND OXOCELHAYA | BAYONNE | AINHOA
Tuesday, June 4: AINHOA | GARGAS | TARASCON-SUR-ARIÈGE
Wednesday, June 5: TARASCON-SUR-ARIÈGE | NIAUX | LA VACHE | TARASCON SUR-ARIÈGE
Thursday, June 6: TARASCON-SUR-ARIÈGE | PARC DE LA PREHISTOIRE | CHÁTEAU DE FOIX | TARASCON-SUR-ARIÈGE
Friday, June 7: TARASCON-SUR-ARIÈGE | ARAGO | TAUTAVEL | MONTPELLIER
Saturday, June 8: MONTPELLIER | VALLON-PONT-D’ARC CAVERN | LYON
Sunday, June 9: LYON | HOME

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  • https://www.archaeological.org/sites/default/files/decoratedcaves5-19_resform.pdf
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