The Gargas Caves

The Gargas Caves: The Sanctuary of Hands

*** 2km away

The discovery of the Gargas caves is a true journey through time, plunging 27,000 years into the past.

The prehistoric hunters who frequented them left their mark on the walls, depicting their daily life and hunting exploits.

The 200 partially represented hands, created using a stencil technique, remain enigmatic, sparking various interpretations: sign language, ritual practices, or pathological conditions.

This mystery persists, as does the one surrounding the paintings and engravings of animals that adorn the walls. Gargas, a fragile site, limits the number of visitors to preserve these prehistoric treasures, exceptional witnesses of a bygone era.