5 places to view beautiful cave art in the world


Niaux Cave Paintings - D8, Alliat, France

The Niaux Cave is in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southern France. In a staggering eight miles of underground passages lies a magnificent Palaeolithic rock art gallery. The work was created an amazing 15,000-17,000 years ago and depicts our prehistoric hunter-gatherer ancestors along with the animals in their lives, including horses, bison and ibex, in detailed and skilled paintings. They were discovered in the 1600s which can be seen by some 400-year-old graffiti dotted among the paintings.

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