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PHOTOS | Visite VIP pour les ouvriers de la Caverne du Pont d'Arc

Par Germain Treille, France Bleu Drôme-Ardèche dimanche 5 avril 2015 à 5:11 Mis à jour le dimanche 5 avril 2015 à 5:12

Les ouvriers et leurs familles à l'entrée de la réplique de la grotte chauvet
Les ouvriers et leurs familles à l'entrée de la réplique de la grotte chauvet © Radio France

Avec leurs familles, ils ont pu, en avant-première avant l'inauguration prévue le 10 avril prochain, admirer l'espace de restitution de la Grotte Chauvet. Fierté et émotion pour cette belle réalisation sur les hauteurs de Vallon Pont d'Arc en sud Ardèche.

C'est à quelques kilomètres des Gorges de l'Ardèche, sur les hauteurs de Vallon Pont d'Arc, que la réplique, en forme de falaise, a été construite. Un chantier monumental, des centaines d'ouvriers, des dizaines d'entreprises mobilisés. Et, au final, un rendu époustouflant. C'est sobre, efficace, pas de bling-bling.

A l'issue de la visite, pour beaucoup d'entre eux, c'était le choc, l'enthousiasme, l'émerveillement. Il y avait de l'émotion mais surtout de la fierté d'avoir contribué à ce fabuleux travail.

C'est vrai qu'on a l'impression de se balader dans une vraie grotte, d'être au contact de nos ancêtres de l'époque aurignacienne. Un voyage dans le temps réussi à la découverte de l'art pariétal. Un voyage dans le temps qui permet de saluer des artistes , des peintres et des dessinateurs de génie qui vivaient dans la région il y a plus de 30 000 ans.

La fresque des lions à la Caverne du Pont d'Arc - Radio France
La fresque des lions à la Caverne du Pont d'Arc © Radio France

La Caverne du Pont d'Arc sera inaugurée vendredi 10 avril par le Président François Hollande. L'ouverture au public, c'est le samedi 25 avril.

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Fierté et émotion des ouvriers de la Caverne du Pont d'Arc