Parc de la Prehistoire, Tarascon-sur-Ariege

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The 13 hectare (32 acre) Parc de la Prehistoire features full-scale reproductions of Magdalenian paintings and sanctuaries from the nearby caves of the Pyrénées. Here, you can enjoy a variety of hands-on educational and scientific activities. Join workshops and learn techniques used by prehistoric man, such as flint knapping (tool-making from raw materials), fire lighting, and hunting. During an archaeological dig at the reproduction site, gain an understanding of archaeological methods. Audio guides allow you to tour and learn at your own pace. Plan your Parc de la Prehistoire visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tarascon-sur-Ariege using our Tarascon-sur-Ariege vacation route planner.
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311 reviews
  • August 18, 2017
    Good day spent at the Park. Everything is accessible in stroller. Everything is well explained and closer to historic discoveries "rhinestones and glitter". We had a super passionate guide with whom we had a very good very rewarding time. Workshops for children are very well thought out. Parking is shady. Discover without waiting!
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  • August 15, 2017
    A very nice outdoor space with cascades of the passages under rocks children can run at will. The inside visit is not bad but it is very dark... A beautiful terrace café with a smiling staff.
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  • August 15, 2017
    In the company of our 4 year old son, we had a real good time to discover Ariege prehistory! Fun, educational and offering lots of information, it is a success!
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  • June 25, 2017
    Fun and education for the kids! Indoors and outdoors. Green and beautiful. There is a restaurant.
  • September 1, 2017
    Brilliant day out especially for kids
  • July 7, 2016
    A great walk with incredible views and a lot of fun hands on learning. I brought the kids here spur of the moment, but it was worth it. They had a great time throwing spears, painting cave walls, learning about making flint tools and fires and how prehistoric man lived. The staff was very friendly and highly knowledgeable. I highly recommend it.
  • June 4, 2016
    Excellent place to take the kids on a nice day. Attractions include museum about stone age life in the valley, try your hand at cave painting and spear throwing, a nice cafe/restaurant and caves with a stream running through it.
  • August 29, 2016
    Family enjoyed the experience. Our second time, and always more to do.

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