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Prehistory Museum of Les Eyzies

Domaine(s) : Archeology

Region : Aquitaine


Description:

The museum presents the history of man, from its emergence there are several million years to around 10,000 years before Christ.

- The Paleolithic period is explained by the discoveries made on 7 different places: 1 located in Georgia and six others located in the Dordogne.
- The visit allows you to switch from -400,000 to -10,000 years and explains you what climate change is occurring and how they contributed to the adaptation of the man.
- The lifestyle of the cavemen is explained by reconstitution of scenes from daily life, and the first tools they used are presented.
- The wild fauna is not forgotten: a skeleton of a bison or of a woolly rhinoceros are displayed.
- You will see the reconstruction of the tomb found in Saint-Germain-la-Riviere,
- Many collections of tools and instruments dedicated for manufacturing as well as jewelry are displayed.

Planning:

From one to two hours allow you to have a very interesting view of the museum.

It is open:
- From January to May: from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily except on Tuesdays ,
- In June: from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day except on Tuesdays,
- In July and August: from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily,
- In September: from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day except on Tuesdays,
- From October to December: from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily except on Tuesdays.

Schedules and opening days may vary during bank holidays.

Free for Youth of the European Union aged 18 to 25 years old. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.

Comments:

The museum aims to give you a more accurate understanding of the lives of prehistoric humans (Neanderthals, Homo erectus) and to do it gathers an impressive collection.

Address:

1 rue du Musee
24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

Les Eyzies are located at 60km at the West of Brive-la-Gaillarde (from Brive, take the N89 for 25km, then the D62 for 1km, D704 for 9km, the D46 for 1 km and at last the D706 for 24km. The journey simply follows the valley of the Vezere).

N 44°56'12'', E 01°01'05''

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