This box is an ode to the hunters - farmers of the Bronze Age, who left the mark of their civilization on the sunny slabs of the Vallée des Merveilles (Alpes Maritimes - France).



"Traces of the past highlighted by men of today to enlighten those of tomorrow"

Claude Garrandès


The engraver René David, a world-renowned paleontologist, was able to rediscover the precision and realism of the gestures of these primitive artists, reinterpreted on 14 previously unpublished embossings. The texts are by Annie Échassoux, translated by Catherine Ungar - Société Attic translation (English, French, Italian, English Braille, French Braille, Italian Braille, English Audio, French Audio, Italian Audio).

For history buffs who cannot visit the Vallée des Merveilles site (between 2000 and 2700 meters above sea level), the hollow embossing gives them the exact image of the original engraving. The opposite face of the embossing, in relief, allows blind people to appropriate the work of their distant ancestors.

The printing of the embossings was carried out under the expert and wise eye of Gilbert Fenouille

'Homme des Merveilles': A protected memory now accessible to all, in a prestigious box (120 €). 



Copyrights Éditions Claude Garrandès, 2011