Photos courtesy of Steve Freedman
This expendition will include the replica of the renowned Chauvet Cave,
opened to the public in spring 2015!
WILD & PREHISTORIC FRANCE
Including Lascaux II & Rouffignac
May 12-25, 2017
We invite you to join Mark Walters on
this very special expedition to explore
Wild & Prehistoric France!
Discover wild areas and prehistoric sites
in Haute Provence, the Massif Central, and
the Dordogne, including spectacular gorge
country populated by raptors, remote
villages, and images of the greatest cave
paintings in Europe at Lascaux II.
In Quinson in Haute Provence, explore the
Musée de Préhistoire and the spectacular
Gorges du Verdon. Then depart for the
Massif Central and its relatively unexplored
plateauland, Les Causses, interspersed
with breathtaking gorges and numerous
prehistoric dolmen and stone circles.
In the town of Roquefort, see the standing
stone and look for blackcaps, woodpeckers,
firecrests and other woodland bird species.
Then explore the Causses and the geologic
wonder of Cirque de Navacelles. Learn
about the griffon vulture reintroduction
program at Gorges de la Jonte, and the
prehistory of ancient Millau, an important
Explore the Vezère Valley, a hot-spot for
prehistoric finds of both Neanderthal and
Cro-magnon man. Enjoy a picnic and walk
on the Grand Randonner. See the cave
paintings in Lascaux II, then follow the river
to another spectacular cave, Rouffignac.
The trip will culminate
in Provence in Arles,
Fontvieille, and Les Baux, a spectacular
medieval town with wonderful views
across the Camargue and Rhone Valley.
Join us for an extraordinary adventure
Margaret M. Betchart
For AAAS Travels & Sigma Xi Expeditions
$3,995 plus air.
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