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Located in Quinson, in the heart of the Verdon, the Gorges du Verdon Museum of Prehistory presents the results of archaeological digs carried out in the Verdon for over 50 years. A trip back in time for all with its circuit of alternating scenes...more
We visited the museum last week and we were very annoyed that the cave people were always referred to as cavemen. There were 2 sexes around, not just one. Women and children did exist!
We were disappointed with the architecture. You could only view the...More
A fantastically well appointed museum in a beautiful building & great location. The exhibits are well set out - yes they are in French (the museum is in France so that seems fair enough) but you are given an audio guide in English which is...More
The museum consists of 2 major "rooms", a temporary exposition and the permanent one. Both have their own merit and one cannot say that the temporary one lacks quality in comparison.
The permanent part starts with the Big Bang and tracks time through to the...More
We live a couple of hours eat of Quinson and it was because our grandson was visiting that we decided to see the museum. In one word: disappointed. Considerable effort has been made to create a stunning visit but it falls flat on important details....More
The spectacular building was designed by Norman Foster to be both ultra modern and add to the ancient atmosphere. The exhibitions inside were well laid out with stunning photographs and videos of the cave system discovered in the 90s, the ancient drawings are easily the...More
This museum catalogues the evolution of man. I could not believe that these fantastic caves full of paintings had been found in the river gorge and that the archaeologists had to survey them and document them and create replicas - and that the actual caves...More