Was the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave the First Movie Theater?

Aim: Marc Azéma takes a closer look at animated images of the Chauvet Cave from 36,000 years ago

Duration:  60 min.

Number of participants: 5 – 20


  • to understand better prehistoric art
  • to  discover Google Arts & Culture as a virtual platform

Materials: Computer and stable internet connection

Description: This virtual activity is implemented on Google Arts & Culture via any online communication platform (recommended: ZOOM). Link to the platform where the facilitator lunches the virtual tour and shares his screen with the participants: https://artsandculture.google.com/story/XgWxpamuYC7XMw

The facilitator should prepare prior to the implementation of the virtual activity and lead the group in the exploration of prehistoric art.

Expected outcomes:

  • Participants learned how to use Google Arts & Culture individually
  • Participants gained knowledge about the theories for the art that was found in the caves, made 37 000 and 19 000 years ago.