From the Chamber of the Bear Hollows, we descend into this gallery onto a calcite-covered floor. The hardened film ends after a few metres. The soft clay presents the footprints of bears and a scattering of bones. The wall decoration is balanced here, with animal figures on the left-hand side and signs dominating on the right. With the exception of the red mammoth the animals are depicted as though moving out of the depths of the gallery and towards the entrance. Around thirty representations have been identified, including four mammoths, four felines, three bears and eleven indeterminate animals. The signs have a simple graphical form of dashes grouped into twos or threes. The absence of rhinoceros in the bestiary of this space is noteworthy.
Galerie du Cactus
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La galerie du Cactus
La galerie du Cactus, depuis le fond
La galerie, depuis la salle des Bauges