A few days ago I visited a world’s oldest art gallery: Cave of Niaux in Ariège (18500-10500 bc).
It is a huge place, which has remained almost as in the Magdalenian period. Just some small paths were made for visitors.
There are only 20 visitors per tour. We walk with a torch, in darkness, and it is very impressive. After 900 meters, discovering geometrical signs on the walls, we arrive in a great cave very high where bisons, mammoths and horses have been drawn on the walls. No colours, it is only made with charcoal and manganese with a great precision. We known at the present time that some paintings were made with about 3 thousand years of distance.