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One of the rare decorated caves still open to the public! 

Penetrate into the Grotte de Niaux and travel back in time to the Salon Noir where you will find 80% of the paintings depicting the large mammals of the Magdalenian fauna.

CAUTION: The reservation of your visit is Required

Enjoy the privilege of a tour limited to 25 people to better appreciate the beauty of the place.

For conservation reasons and because the works are fragile and difficult to access for the public, one part of the cave cannot be visited

The visit lasts 1h30

The round trip distance to the Black Lounge is 1.6 km

It is recommended to wear good shoes and warm clothes

We do not recommend visiting the cave for children under 5 years

Niaux cave Outdoors

Massimiliano Fuksas’ sculpture dominates the entrance to the Grotte de Niaux evoking a large animal coming out of the cavity.

Massimiliano Fuksas is a globally reknown architect but he is above all a painter. In 1999, he received the National Grand Prize of Architecture awarded by the French minister for Culture and Communication. This prize reflects Massimiliano Fuksas’ talent, continually at the forefront of art, architecture, urbanism and landscape.

The original idea for the Grotte de Niaux building was a sort of large animal, coming out of the cavity and opening its wings. Itself envisaged as an archaeological piece, the sculpture is built from Corten steel which self-patinates by means of surface corrosion.

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Latitude : 42,81403
Longitude : 1,591869