GENEVA, Switzerland – It may sound like an oxymoron, but the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux, France are temporarily in Geneva. Of course, I am referring to life-size replicas in exhibition at Palexpo until January 2016.
If you attended the magnificent Titanic exhibit last year, you’ll know what to expect: a multi-sensorial experience that will, at least for part of your visit, make you feel like you are visiting the actual Lascaux caves in France.
The Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley, first discovered in 1940, contain some of the best-known Upper Paleo art with over “147 prehistoric sites dating from the Paleolithic, and 25 decorated caves,” created more than 17,000 years ago.
Due to damage to the frescoes the caves have been closed to the public for the foreseeable future; this exhibit however, allows visitors “to grasp the splendour” of this Unesco-heritage site.