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Musee National de Prehistoire

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Address: 1 rue du Musee, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
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+33 5 53 06 45 45
09:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
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Wed - Mon 09:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30
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USD 163.79*
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Small-Group Dordogne Day Tour from Sarlat
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Lascaux IV and The Art of the Caves in Sarlat

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Huge collection of prehistoric artefacts

The museum is a treasure trove of artefacts and information about prehistoric man's activity in this area of France and beyond - a comprehensive resource to underpin an... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Martin G
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

The museum is a treasure trove of artefacts and information about prehistoric man's activity in this area of France and beyond - a comprehensive resource to underpin an understanding of the caves and troglodytic dwellings all around. As other reviewers mention, the exhibits are set out in a classical exhibition style. Although there is a fair amount of audio-visual material,... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This region is famous for its troglodyte dwellings and prehistoric inhabitants. The museum gives an excellent exposition of these. It's also quite child friendly with multimedia and other resources available. It's free as well.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you're in the area specifically for prehistory, the museum is a must. Exhibits are new, and staff are friendly. Highlighted here are layers of history and finds in surrounding sites and beyond. We were there during an informative Neanderthal temporary exhibition. There is a balcony in the rocks formerly used as dwelling where visitors can now leisurely tour. Nice... More 

Thank Klyphic
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Extensive exhibits about the pre-historic peoples of the region, their tools, way of life and art. Admission also admits you to the viewing terrace above Les Eyzies

Thank Mary U
Rugby, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The exhibits are amazing and it very well presented using audio and permanent displays A second visit would enable you to take in more information as one visit could give you information overload.

Thank wigglyline
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I am hearing impaired using hearing aids. I was on a guided tour with a group of 4 people. For 1 hour I was unable to hear anything the guide described because of too many noises and distractions on both floors of exhibits, and in the entrance lobby. A group of high school children explains the first hearing problem and... More 

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Kingston, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Exceptionally well designed and arranged museum with exhibits that will completely reorient your sense of human history.

Thank IowaboyinJersey
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The museum is located in the middle of Les Eyzies which is the self proclaimed "Prehistory Capital of Europe". It has a very large number of well presented exhibits including prehistoric artifacts, reproductions of jewelry and tableaus with human figures. Amazing numbers of beads, needles, stone tools and other items with good explanations of their timeframes. A number of videos... More 

Thank Bradley G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This museum is worth the visit for the education alone. It is important to note that it is intended to be educational and its displays are set out in classical style with the emphasis on the user actively seeking to be informed. There is only limited information the display cases for speakers of French only and additional information is provided... More 

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Visited for several hours. Made the mistake of not getting an English language audio guide as my limited French slowed things down considerably. That said, it is a world-class facility with very well executed exhibits. One other oversight was our not having made reservations to see some of the caves, which are done on a reservation-only basis, or on a... More 

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