Salon Noir. Grotte de Niaux. Ariège The Cave of Niaux (French: Grotte de Niaux) is located in Niaux in the Ariège département of south-western France. Like Lascaux it contains many prehistoric paintings of superior quality, in the case of Niaux from the Magdalenian period.
Panel of horses in the Chauvet Cave, France. One theory is that this depicts the same horse, but at different ages - as a foal in the lower right, then a young horse, then a mature horse, then an older horse. In other words, the drawing shows a horse moving through time, not space. It could also depict a herd of horses or a family. Extraordinary, and as fresh today as it was 32,000 years ago.