Cave of Niaux

Local nameGrotte de Niaux
LocationNiaux, France

The Cave of Niaux is located in the Niaux commune, Ariège département in south-western France as part of a wider geological system that includes the Sabart Cave and Lombrives Cave in the hill of Cap de la Lesse de Bialac. The Niaux cave's system is complex and has a combined length of more than 14 km of underground passages and chambers. An archaeological site with a documented history of Paleo-human presence, Niaux contains numerous distinct areas and galleries of carefully drawn and vivid wall paintings, executed in a black-outlined style typical of the classic Magdalenian period, between 17,000 and 11,000 years ago.

Tags HeritageCaveArchaeological Site
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Address (Unnamed Road), 09400, France

Coordinates 42°49'11.484" N 1°35'37.835" E

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