Cairn, Centre de la Prehistoire, Saint-Hilaire-la-Foret

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  • Located in a quiet and shaded place, the prehistoric Center of the Cairn of Saint-Hilaire-La-Forêt, in the Vendée, allows children but also for adults to discover how early humans lived. Take your picnic and quietly follow the instructions in the guide that will receive you upon arrival. You have plenty of time to participate in each of the proposed activities. Facilitators are super friendly with a special mention to the "shaman" who has to live in the Paleolithic era... He has a crazy charisma and captures the attention of young and old as a person with his stories that make twinkle in the eyes of toddlers. To each summer vacation, my grandchildren want to go see "how the first men lit the fire and hunted". And enthusiast and collector of prehistoric objects, each time I'm having a great time. At you now.
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  • The Neolithic explained passionately by exceptional entertainers. Thanks to Jo for his presentation of the tools of prehistory, the demonstration of hunting and fire as well as the young leader of the pottery workshop and displacement of menhir. What talent they have to instruct us, young and old, in exciting us with humor, which does not spoil anything! Bravo and congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. standing and their small children, Albane and Marc de St Avertin in Touraine.
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  • Despite the bad weather we had a superb day in the company of the 3 leaders of the Park you can see are passionate about their craft and we made love prehistory their animations are very well organized and very interesting. There are plenty of workshops different discovery of fire, moving from a menhir, pottery etc;... and even if you miss an animation don't worry animations are repeated in the day it really allows to enjoy the Park. The Museum is very well done also with out a recap movie very well done... There are more learned in one day on prehistory in several years on the benches of the thank you and bravo school our girls loved!
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  • errm; not really sure what to say; limited is the word which comes to mind. The website reckons a visit is three and a half hours, but we (two adults) managed 30 minutes. We did watch some of the fire making which was good, and some rudimentary stuff about pottery. All in french but our basic french could mostly understand, so that wasn't the problem. There were some mock ups of prehistoric and old houses and a pretend stone circle with a static demo of how they put the stones up. probably best for school outing with a keen teacher.
  • Very cool People lovely items to do. Kids loved it.
  • Hardly any interaction, and the English spoken is very limited. Don't go if you are not from France.
  • Very interesting and child friendly
  • Perfect for children and adults out of the beach! 😜 is very informative and gives a different vision of the prehistory of the Neolithic. Good animations and interesting Museum. Everything is small enough, but do not forget that the CAIRN is before all a research centre. It could serve as a model to many other centres.
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