The Cosquer Cave, rising from the water
In June 2022 a Cosquer Méditerrannée interpretative centre dedicated to parietal and paleolithic art opened its doors. Head for the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille to visit a cultural site which houses the replica of the Cosquer cave. The cave itself is in the Calanque de la Triperie, near Cap Morgiou. It is the only submerged prehistoric cavity known to date. Currently, only one-fifth of the cavity is underwater. The exhibit will take you on a dive back in 1985 when professional diver Henri Cosquer discovered this natural gem. Along the path, over 270 rock paintings are revealed: seals, jellyfish, penguins… Think you’ll be able to imagine what life was like in the cave 33,000 years ago when it was first occupied by humans?