Musée d'art et d'archéologie du Périgord, Perigueux

(1.9/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Founded in 1835, Musée d'art et d'archéologie du Périgord functions as a site dedicated to archeology and ethnography. The museum has more than 2 km (1.2 miles) of permanent exhibitions showing about a tenth of its 45,000 works. Highlights include the fossil skeleton from Regourdou (a 90,000-year-old Neanderthal) and engraved reindeer from Limeuil. In 1857, the museum began to feature fine art--the current collection includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and architectural pieces, arranged by century. Our Perigueux travel itinerary planner makes visiting Musée d'art et d'archéologie du Périgord and other Perigueux attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Particularly strong on prehistory, with reconstructions and artefacts. Films showing the making of flint tools and examples - some very fine - of the tools themselves. If this era interests you, allow...  more »
  • We visited here in August 2015 whilst staying in the area, a very interesting museum to spend an hour or so, would recommend if you are in the area.  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to the museum, and we are eager to encourage any small town to have a place to house their archeological items as well as their historical art. There were some impressive archeolo...  more »