Our humanity’s first masterpiece was created 36, 000 years ago in Ardèche, France. Within Chauvet Cave lie 1000 drawings, enclosed forever. Would you like to meet your prehistoric ancestors, these humans who ventured in a deep subterranean world? Would you like to meet the cave bear, the real host of the Chauvet Cave, a giant of the ice age who left thousands of scratches and footprints in the cave?

Let Daisy Ridley accompany you in the Chauvet Cave, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Daisy is your guide to discover, through a movie and then on a guided visit, the universe of our ancestors. The Cave’s discovery in 1994 is considered as one the greatest scientific breakthroughs of the XXth century.

“Chauvet VR : The Dawn of Art” is a Virtual Reality experience, including both an immersive film and a virtual visit of the cave.

Brought to you by The Public Union for the Management of the Chauvet Cave, in coproduction with Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma – Le Lab, with the support of Google Arts & Culture, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Département de l’Ardèche and Ministère de la Culture et de la communication.

Available on Steam


With the voice of : Daisy Ridley & Cécile de France

Director: Pierre Zandrowicz

VR Technical Director :  Clément Chériot

Programmeur :  Robin Picou

2D Artist : Audrey Lesco

Sound Designer : Antoine Wert

In collaboration with : Syndicat Mixte Espace de Restitution de la Grotte Chauvet – Pont d’Arc, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma – Le Lab, Google Arts & Culture, Atlas V

Line Producer :  Arnaud Colinart

Project Manager : Olivier Train

3D Artists : Arthur Maugendre, Anthony Rubier, Timothée Marnat, Raphael Chevalier, Victor Chassaigne, Mélanie Scwartz

Animator : Amaury Guilley