Private sightseeing tour with an American driver-guide (Expatriate in France since 1992)
Visiting the prehistoric caverns in the Dordogne Region - Lascaux, Roufffignac, Font de Gaume, Combarelles - is simply a phenomenal experience.
- Here you will discover; you'll realize & understand that these extremely old paintings, sculptures and etchings are veritable ART, produced by Artists - not scribbles or meaningless stick figures - but the work of skilled artisans.
The relics discovered in these caverns in Dordogne are amazingly detailed - and realistic.
The techniques used on these walls deep inside the caves (and accessible through tiny, claustrophobia - inducing passages) are not childish.
There's shading, 3-dimensional realism, clever usage of the natural wall contours and recesses, and other very advanced techniques.
Some of these techniques "disappeared" for centuries only to be "invented" later in history.