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Prehistoric experience package in Ardèche –Pont d’Arc Cavern

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Vallon-pont-d'arc

3 days
This short stay is an all-inclusive package (2 nights+3 days) in Ardèche allowing you to visit THE major sites (Chauvet Cavern, Orgnac Cave, Cité of Prehistory, Ardèche river Canyon).
-15% *
363 €
427 €
Price per person
* Valid until 31/12/2017

Presentation

This package is an all-inclusive short stay (2 nights+3 days) in the Ardèche allowing you to visit THE major sites (Chauvet Cavern, Orgnac Cave, Cité of Prehistory, Ardèche river Canyon). Experience prehistory with high comfort on this tour. Even children may have a lot of fun practising préhistory techniques and you shall taste caves and explore numerous stunning nature wonders.

In the depths of a cave, the first artists in the history of Humanity painted a masterpiece: horses, lions, rhinos and other animals, captured in action, running, hunting and fighting. In the depths of a cave, the first artists in the history of Humanity painted a masterpiece: horses, lions, rhinos and other animals, captured in action, running, hunting and fighting.
Some 36 000 years later, engineers and artists accomplished a unique feat in the world by reconstructing this original cave, the Pont d’Arc Cavern. In doing so they rendered this extraordinary collection of paintings and engravings visible to all, transmitting the emotions felt by those who discovered the cave twenty years ago.

Upon entering the cavern in the midst of stalgmites and stactites, you will discover the world as it appeared to men and women 36 000 years ago.  The artworks are revealed in an interplay of light and shadows, bringing the walls to life and draperies from out of the darkness. Hundreds of animals of 15 different species appear, engraved with flint, or drawn with charcoal or by finger. Skilful mastery of shading and perspective techniques make them come to life. Your visit will conclude with the large Lion Panel, where 92 animals emerge as moving forms from within a monumental 12-metre long panel.

You’ll dive into the heart of the bowels of the Earth and explore the Orgnac, one Rhônalpin attraction labeled a Grand Site de France®. You will be immersed in unparalleled beauty. Between fine concretions / crystallization and draperies, the underground cathedral reveals its most beautiful geological treasures! At 121 m below the ground level, sound & light gives way to emotion and imagination...

The Cité de la Préhistoire is classified a top Museum of France and is in a new modern structure which opened its doors in February 2014.  Visitors will discover treasures across 350,000 years of history.  The museum is dedicated to prehistory, and combines life-size illustrations, interactive, and tactile, videos, soundscapes, stuffed animals and scenes of daily life replenished. The tour combines the tactile and multimedia tools today to objects of that time (tools, weapons ...). A surprising alliance highlighting Prehistory like you've never seen before.

The prehistory workshop is an activity supervised by archaeologists. After a short introduction to the prehistoric context (situating the context and living conditions of the time), the participants will attend a presentation of the different techniques used to make fire, paint in ocher or cut flintstone. After this phase of observation, each participant becomes actors themselves and attempts to reproduce these ancient and vital movements of the time. Each visitor will contest a spear shooting contest such as practiced by the hunters of the time!

Your three day tour will provide entry and transfers between all these sites.

After confirming your reservation we will send you within 48 hours a confirmation email. You will find:

  • Our confirmation of the availability
  • Your VOUCHER (to print) to handover
  • Detailed information about your service
  • The confirmation of your payment.
  • Your credit card will be charged at confirmation of the availability of the service

Vallon-pont-d'arc

Day 1:
Arrival at the station late in the day.
You’ll be picked up and then transfered to your hotel (option, see below for pricing).
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer from the hotel in Orgnac
Visit Orgnac, ranked Grand Site de France.
Visit the City of Prehistory.
Picnic of another era.
Demonstration workshops and initiation to prehistoric techniques.
Walk a few hundred meters to discover an original prehistoric settlement: Baume Ronze.
Transfer Orgnac at the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the Pont D’arc Cavern.
Visit through the replica Chauvet cave and vist the exhibition.
Lunch at own cost.
Optional excursion to the Ardèche gorges by minibus, including a local products lunch (see below for price details)
Transfer to the train station for your return (option)

Accommodation*:
Hotel 4*
Located at the crossroads of Provence, the Ardèche and Cévennes, this ‘Mas’ set is between vineyards and lavander fields. You will appreciate this natural environment and the quiet of the place. Set in an 18th-Century farmhouse, it offers exposed-stone walls and contemporary décor.
The mas offers rooms decorated in an individual style with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, minibar, Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom. The Prestige rooms boast a private spa, terrace and a walk-in shower.
Breakfast and meals are served in the large vaulted room or in the cool patio. The restaurant offers inventive cuisine prepared with regional produce.
Additional features include a heated swimming pool, children's playground and a well-being centre with a sauna, outdoor hot tub and massage treatments. The area offers many activities such as speleology, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and tours of the vineyards.

*If an accommodation option is unavailable, we will reserve accommodation of equivalent quality. The earlier that you reserve the tour, the more likelihood that your  preferred accommodation choices mentioned above will be available.  

Possible options: Contact us by sending a message to the following address info@objectiffrance.com

  • Return Transfer between Train Station Pierrelatte-Hotel. 200 € per return transfer
  • Return Transfer between Train Station Montélimar TGV-Hotel. 300 € per return transfer
  • Return Transfer between Train Station Avignon TGV-Hotel. 300 € per return transfer


Good to know:

Languages spoken: French, English

Departure place: Vallon Pont D’Arc

Other:
To participate to this service, you simply have to present your voucher to the service provider on site

Commitments Objective France
Our team is here to make your holiday a success and meet all your expectations. Every detail is important in the organization and undertaking of your stay. Objective France will accompany you in the process of organizing your trip in France.

Anything else we can help you with?
Remember that Objectif France is an incoming tour operator who creates discovery trips in France and across Western European.
Our team is at your disposal if you need help organizing your trip:
Car rental or private transfers
Accommodation Reservation: hotels, B & B, boutique hotels and anything unusual
Guide and interpreter services
Booking of restaurants that require reservations in advance (Michelin starred restaurants etc ...)
Booking tours which require reservations in advance
Etc ....

Our team is ready to answer any of your questions. By e-mail info@objectiffrance.com or phone at 00 33 (0) 9 66 96 13 19

Have a great trip – bon voyage

Price

Minimum 2 people:

Our price includes:

  • All transport between sites by minibus: private car with driver.
  • The hotel accommodation based on double/twin share.
  • Meals from day 1 dinner until breakfast day 3.
  • Children's menu for children under 10 years.
  • All entry tickets, visits and workshops as mentioned in the program.
  • The local hotel city tax.


Our price does not include:

  • Your train ticket
  • Supplement single room per person per stay (please consult us for pricing)
  • Lunch on day 3.
  • Drinks at mealtimes.
  • Cancellation insurance and personal expenses.
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other optional expenses


Cancellation conditions:
Once we have confirmed the availability of the activity, you can cancel up to 7 days before the date of the service booked.  Cancellation fees will apply as follows:
More than 7 days before the arrival date - 50 % charge
Less than 7 days before the arrival date and in case of No Show: 100 % charge


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