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

Dates: Thursday, April 19, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018 (11 days)
Tour Leader: Ian Tattersall

Animal images from Chauvet (Pont-d'Arc) Cave, France. Image © Thomas T CC BY SA 2.0

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:
$7,545 (15-20 participants) per person double occupancy.
$8,245 (10-14 participants) per person double occupancy.
$945 single supplement (limited availability).


 

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Itinerary

Thursday, April 19, 2018: HOME | BILBAO, SPAIN
Friday, April 20: BILBAO
Saturday, April 21: BILBAO | COVALANAS | RAMALES | EL PENDO | BILBAO
Sunday, April 22: BILBAO | EKAINBERRI | SAN SEBASTIAN | AINHOA, FRANCE
Monday, April 23: AINHOA | ISTURITZ AND OXOCELHAYA | ESPELETTE | AINHOA
Tuesday, April 24: AINHOA | GARGAS | TARASCON-SUR-ARIÈGE
Wednesday, April 25: TARASCON-SUR-ARIÈGE | NIAUX | LA VACHE | TARASCON SUR-ARIÈGE
Thursday, April 26: TARASCON-SUR-ARIÈGE | BÉDEILHAC | PARC DE LA PREHISTOIRE | TARASCON-SUR-ARIÈGE
Friday, April 27: TARASCON-SUR-ARIÈGE | ARAGO | TAUTAVEL | MONTPELLIER
Saturday, April 28: MONTPELLIER | VALLON-PONT-D’ARC CAVERN | LYON
Sunday, April 29: LYON | HOME

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