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Discover the World’s First Art Gallery through the Chauvet: The Dawn of Art VR App

22.06.2021
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Chauvet: The Dawn of Art is an unforgettable virtual reality adventure during the ten minutes of which you can explore the Chauvet Cave, which is considered a UNESCO World Heritage spot.

The Chauvet Cave which is located in Ardèche, France features the oldest human pieces of art ever known to the world. It was first discovered in 1994 and changed the understanding of human creativity. The Chauvet Cave contains thousands of untouched drawings that are closed there forever. That’s why the cave is closed to the public: to preserve the fragile and unique art that has survived for 36,000 years. In 2014, it was named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Cultural Agency UNESCO. And although you cannot visit the Chauvet Cave, there is a copy of the cave available to the public. The Pont d’Arc Cave is a project created by Ardèche. The largest decorated cave on the planet was opened to the public in 2015 and features timeless works of art.

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But even if you can’t go to France to see a copy of the Cave, thanks to the latest technologies, it became possible. The Chauvet Cave has its own online exhibition, available for computers and mobile devices for free. Through the mobile application, you can see yourself frescoes, which can be rotated and enlarged. And if your phone also supports VR, you will see the paintings in your space. The virtual explorer can freely discover the 12 locations of the cave, listening to the experts’ explanation from the Chauvet scientific group.

The Dawn of Art is not just a guided tour, but a story that evokes emotions and full immersion in the past. In this experience, you will discover an ancient world, traveling through the very heart of our roots.

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