Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, Tautavel

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. Take a look at our Tautavel day trip planner to schedule your visit to Museum of Prehistory Tautavel and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Visit during school holidays with activities for children and the guide is very teacher with children. Very informative for adults. Unless you are an expert of the visit must be done with a guide even if explanations are given on television screens in rooms. Region has to give its approval for a redevelopment for 2019. Tautavel is a village with restaurants and free parking off season (the Museum is not well signposted, not to be confused with the Congress Hall)
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  • Very interesting to see Museum absolutely because very rich documentation and fossils. However just a little flat for the documentation well very rich, it is very sharp and technical (maybe a little too much for a public not experienced) more huge for dioramas that are incredible, the casts to touch that arouse the curiosity and the false cave!
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  • Various media (hologram, video, windows, re-enactments of scenes in real size, posters...), a scientific background very rich and this in a very simple way. Congratulations as well to the many activities offered to children: games, pottery, molding, starting the fire, wooden prehistoric-themed games...
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  • Don't waste your time and money, nothing but fragment bones of prehistoric lions and goat. Reproduction of the cave is even nothing interesting
  • Fun educative museum. You can tell Cyril Calvet is really passionate about what he's doing.
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  • A Museum of prehistory or everything is well explained and where nothing is missing. Many rooms welcome you with restored scenes, and evidence of our past. A must-see.
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  • During a run of 11 kms Museum we opened graciously and we found it really very interesting...
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