General Facts

INTRODUCTION

The website presents the 8 zones of the Exhibition.

The story told by the Lascaux exhibition happened less than 200 centuries ago. A time not so long ago when men, known as Cro-Magnons, similar to us in every way except for their culture, turned a little cave in Southwest France into a prehistoric sanctuary.

The Lascaux exhibition offers an entirely new and absolutely faithful view of a section of the cave that has never before been shown to the public: the Nave and the Shaft. Five life-size movable replicas, or stone veils, recreate with total exactitude the work of artists who lived 20,000 years ago. This is the first time an exclusive exhibition of the art of a decorated prehistoric cave travels the globe.

This exhibit also helps to understand the recent history of Lascaux, the universal impact of this UNESCO World Heritage site and the nature of the Cro-Magnons. Come and share 70 years of emotion, scientific efforts, and technological prowess that help us understand the masterpiece that is Lascaux.

QUICK FACTS

PUBLIC

  • Suitable for schools, families and adults.

SPACE

  • Space required: 8,611.12 sq.ft—10,764 sq.ft

LAYOUT

  • 8 theme areas:

1. From Discovery to Closing
2. The Adventure of the Copy
3. Such a Small Cave for Such Great Art
4. Lascaux As Never Seen Before
5. Seeing and Learning
6. Views
7. We Are Cro-Magnon
8. Thinking about Cro-Magnon

  • Length of visit: maximum 90 minutes

EXHIBITS

  • The Nave: closed monumental structure containing 5 life-size facsimiles (24 x 10 meters, 81 sq. meters / 871.88 sq.ft)
  • 1:10 scale-model of the cave
  • 4 hyper-realistic anatomical sculptures of Cro-Magnons
  • 1 3-D film on relief screen with active glasses.
  • 7 interactive games (4 on multi-touch tables)
  • 17 films
  • 6 mechanical games
  • More than 50 objects (cast reproductions)

LANGUAGES

 

  • The original exhibition is in French and English; the English version was validated by the Chicago Field Museum (USA). Other languages can easily be provided upon request.
  • The host venue may choose to use a local title, which must include the name Lascaux.

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Accessible to persons with reduced mobility
ZONE 1

From Discovery to Closing

ZONE 2

The Adventure of the Copy

ZONE 3

Such a Small Cave for Such Great Art

ZONE 4

Lascaux as never seen before

ZONE 5

Seeing and Learning

ZONE 6

Views

ZONE 7

We Are Cro-Magnon

ZONE 8

Thinking about Cro-Magnon