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Gorges du Verdon Museum of Prehistory

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Interesting trip down the prehistoric story of the region

The museum consists of 2 major "rooms", a temporary exposition and the permanent one. Both have... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Nectaria_Coutayar
Beautiful exhibition

A great deal of knowledge from this place, and a beautiful exhibition on the caves. One bad note... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Marie H
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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
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route de Montmeyan, 04500 Quinson, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Kirstie g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Emma K
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Has English translation for the exhibits and shows the evolution of man I the area. For the hike to one of the caves one needs a reservation in advance and you should call in advance.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Thank Nectaria_Coutayar
Reviewed 7 August 2018

An excellent and very interesting museum which we enjoyed to visit. The exhibition is presented in multiple languages and well present.

Thank Heinz Peter N
Reviewed 21 April 2018

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

Thank Whitebeard83
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

A great deal of knowledge from this place, and a beautiful exhibition on the caves. One bad note for me is the entry price a bit too expensive for the content.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

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

Thank SusieChopstick
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a well known museum in the area even though it seems to be in the middle of nowhere - contents are a must see for enthusiasts and the Norman Foster building worth stopping for!

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