Musee National de Prehistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
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Once the Castle Tayac, Musee National de Prehistoire now houses archeological research and one of the largest collections of Paleolithic artifacts in France. Here, you can develop an understanding of the evolution of societies over the past 400,000 years. The collection includes stone tools, art objects made of bone or ivory, reconstructions of prehistoric humans and extinct animals, and much more.

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  • New buildings, very well kept, the Museum is interesting, but seems a bit empty. Certainly that it will expand in the coming years.
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  • Impossible to enter with a small knife Switzerland... we asked if we could leave it at the entrance, but it was declined. We could therefore not return! Home deplorable!
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  • Visit Museum free but friendly... in his home... The explanations are well explained via touch screens or on television...
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  • Not very English friendly. Loads of info. Free under 25
  • A good place to start your tour of the region. The Musée national de Préhistoire will help bring the time line of habitation, development and use of tools and of course the artwork into perspective.... you won't get this at the different sites. Downside is two-fold: Translations for non-fluent French speakers are incomplete and lousy and the collection seems at times more a depot. Kids under 23 (!) are free and entrance for adults is acceptable at 8euro so take the time and appreciate the upsides.
  • Must see - from the museum you can walk underneath the pre-historic caves and the medieval village. The whole village of Les Eyzies is astounding.
  • Very interesting, too bad we had only 2 hrs.
  • A huge collection of prehistoric objects on multiple levels. Presentations are nice and knowledgeable. The Museum is well organized. A playful and learning area is intended for children. The whole day is not sufficient to see all the objects one by one. The upper part of the Museum allows access to the corniche hence one has a beautiful view of the Vézère Valley. Practical info: free the first Sunday of the month. Photos without flash allowed.
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