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Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, Tautavel

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See the oldest human found on French soil at Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, dedicated to the history of the first Europeans. The 450,000-year-old remains of Homme de Tautavel inspired the 21-room interactive museum, where you can examine the fruits of archeological excavations that have taught scholars about humankind's ancestors. The museum features authentic, detailed reproductions of prehistoric scenes, giving visitors a glimpse of history through the people, animals, and landscapes that existed nearly half a million years ago. Don't miss the wide range of tactile exhibits here--you're encouraged to touch the displays. Put Museum of Prehistory Tautavel on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tautavel vacation planner.
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  • After a few mixed reviews I was unsure about the museum but it turned out to be a really well presented, very comprehensive museum mainly about Tautavel man who predates Homo-erectus. You could critic...  more »
  • Is is where the remains of a human 45000 years old, were found. We very well received by the archeologist who runs the museum. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • A lot of work has been put into this museum which is in a small French village. It's all based on the find of bones in a local cave. The find has been dated as 450,000+ years old.  more »
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  • Fun educative museum. You can tell Cyril Calvet is really passionate about what he's doing.
  • Visit this interesting afternoon, children between 6 and 9 years have liked especially the stagings and the film, great animation with pottery, great host and very good contact with the children in them interesting however the downside: a bit dated and we would have liked to know location we had access also to the much more modern Museum of residents at the center of the village at 5 min walk (we knew that us could be accessed with the same ticket by talking to other visitors and l d facilitator workshop, as well as the true cave...) Museum of superb Habitat with holograms
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  • Visiting with small children 3 to 6 years. The presentation by the guide was very interesting but not at all suitable for small. They were quickly taken down, pity there is not more information for children in each room. The different panels in the entrance are a little dated and very school. The rooms are linked and are similar: bcp displays under glass, a lot of information to digest. I liked cons different movies, with re-enactments and the cave room. Visit to do with older children. I saw no parking, forced to park on the sidewalk
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  • Out cultural do in family for change from the beach... This was a failure! Visit indigestible because we felt to attend a presentation very, very academic. A lot of reading of panels and presentations films "animated" by doctors of the soporific speaker type. The content is rich and interesting but magic does not, fault in a presentation dated. It is also free for less than 7 years, evidence that they understand nothing before. Good point for the village on the other hand, typical and pleasant.
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  • Awesome. A great Museum of prehistory. My kids loved it. Very interesting Museum. very well explained. The village is nice and we went swimming in the gorges of the gouleyrous, a magical place with the cave of Tautavel above.
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