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Musee National de Prehistoire

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1 rue du Musee, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
+33 5 53 06 45 45
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All reviews modern museum stone tools great museum huge collection showing how the cliff glass cases laminated cards interesting collection national museum stone age couple of hours life size prehistoric times english language two hours guided tour
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Lots of prehistoric tools, jewelry, and models to see. More tools than I really needed to see, but I'm sure they are useful for scholars.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lindaqvx195
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Very interesting and detailed collection, filling the gaps of your cave visits and rock art excursions. Useful English leaflets. The little videos of artisans making tools and weapons were a very nice addition.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kennyW2
Reviewed 21 October 2018

If you are in the area of the Vezere to see the ancient Neolithic caves, this museum is not to be missed. It is also a place children would enjoy. Not only are there items and bits and pieces found from our Neolithic ancestors, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JKStraub
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This museum has a LOT of artifacts. Other than wanting to just see some artifacts I think you probably need to be a post graduate level archaeologist, geologist, anthropologist etc to really get the benefit. Although there are many English language info guides along the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 6 October 2018

For being the center of prehistory and being in such a beautiful building, this museum isn't all that great. Very few artifacts of much interest, although there are a few. My favorite was the small carving of a bison licking itself, a very famous piece,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig T
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Les Eyzies is a great little French town on the river, complete with fine restaurants and places to stay! But the museum was really disappointing, and I am an archaeologist who loves real museums! I do not see why anyone would go here unless you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patrick63PaulaToo
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The mixture of fossils, art, videos .. all in the spectacular setting ... it’s a must for those interested in prehistory!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rieux4us
Reviewed 3 October 2018

If you've visited Dordogne in France, you may have seen some of the caves like Lascaux with breath-taking paintings that are 15,000-20,000 years old. If you want to know something about the people who did these paintings (and wall engravings and sculptures), this museum explains...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Laid out in a very user-friendly format, the museum tells us a lot about our distant ancestors. That said, I think the subject matter needs to be of personal interest to you, otherwise parts of the displays are repetitive in nature and content. Like, how...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

It has been said before, and I agree, there are a lot of stone tools ! At the entrance , the life-size Mammoth is fantastic, the outside terrace with the statue of the neolithic man, gives great views over the valley ! The mammoth exhibition...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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We did not have enough cash and they did not take Master Card or American Express card so we had to use our Debit card and the number was used 7 months after our visit for 3 purchases but our bank fraud department was... More