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Parc de la Prehistoire, Tarascon-sur-Ariege

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History Museum Museum
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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  • We do admit that we had no information prior to our visit. We merely saw the signs on the road as we drove north into France. It sounded fascinating. We arrived thirsty, hungry and needing to use the ...  more »
  • I loved this place. The surroundings are lovely and the reproductions of the cave paintings in Niaux and other regional caves were outstanding. While one can go to Niaux, sections of the cave are rest...  more »
  • We went to visit with our 5yo, English speaking and we were initially worried that she would bore easily as prehistory is still a very vague concept for her. In the opposite, she had great fun in the ...  more »
  • Fun and education for the kids! Indoors and outdoors. Green and beautiful. There is a restaurant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Family enjoyed the experience. Our second time, and always more to do.
  • A great way to get a feel for what life was like for the cavemen in the area.