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Parc de la Prehistoire, Tarascon-sur-Ariege
(4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
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  • The truth coming out of the mouths of children, in this case ours are grandchildren of 4 and 7 years, how can we not believe them when they thank us warmly of having "shuffled them" for 4 hours in the Park of the prehistory. It starts with a museum that deserves to stay there a little more than 40 minutes that we have dedicated to him, the children we loved the circuit with headphones (even if they were not completely adapted to their little heads) and on the advice of the Lady of the home we are a bit more retarded animal life-size on a few very interesting projections. Then the lunch on the era of picnic in a setting of magnificent mountains, and then 3 hours of educational walk and workshops such as the prehistoric Spears throw paint on a re-enactment of cave wall, stone and fire. We have not seen them pass. And children either. A park that I recommend to go the weather because the majority of the time happens outdoors.
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  • It's nice overall. Attention to the material, including audio-guides (mine has persisted in getting a noise of drops falling while I had long since left the corresponding room in this soundtrack), but the explanations are really very interesting and there are several themes (animals, paintings) although I would have liked to learn more about the way of life of the men of the time in general.
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  • A nice Park on the theme of prehistory. Very informative with its 4 workshops with entertainers (fire/tool is nice and funny, but hunting is in a hurry!) The Museum part is also very interesting and suitable for children. A good time with your family.
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  • 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.
  • A super nice with my 5 year old daughter who has adored... A captivating ultra staff which is the key to this exciting day with activities that allow to immerse themselves in the story. The museum is very well done. I highly recommend it. It pays not to mine on the parking... But the surprise and the Park is largely up to a park in the capital! Bravo!
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