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Address: 1 Rue du Musee, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
Phone Number: 05-53-06-45-45
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Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Expert displays in remarkable setting

Fascinating descriptions, displays and informative videos of prehistoric man and animals, here in a region with cave paintings. Built into the side of the rock hillside the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Air conditioning , free entry for under 26 year olds & beautifully presented exhibits. One of our party commented that it was really just a load of old rocks unless you understood them but the position is lovely over hanging Les Eyzies & if you are interested in pre history this is a must but possibly not for younger children.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Fascinating descriptions, displays and informative videos of prehistoric man and animals, here in a region with cave paintings. Built into the side of the rock hillside the architecture adds to the story told.

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Cambridge, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

An impressive building set into a massive cliff overhang provides an appropriate place to house the finds from excavations of numerous sites along the Vezere river. Set out on two large, well laid out floors with a wide variety of types of exhibits (display cases, models & short videos). It provides an excellent overview of the current state of knowledge... More 

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Woodstock, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our tour guide brought us here for a tour of this museum. The collection, the documentation, the displays cataloged with a "Smithsonian" perfection were just overwhelming for the short period of time we were there. I understand this area of France is a little off the beaten path for the large American tour companies. This is a shame, the museum... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went here after going into Font du Gaume, Les Combarelies, and Abri du Cap Blanc, which were all certainly worthwhile. But the big advantage of this museum is that you can get up close to the tools and carvings. There is even a bronze replica of several cavemen footprints in the floor that you too can walk on. Arriving... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

This compact gem is well worrh the time. In just a couple of floors, they've managed to categorize and consolidate. And the videos recreating the construction of tools, weapons, etc. is mesmerizing! Take the time to stroll outside on the upper most floor, great views and amazing rock formations!

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a very large museum loaded with various prehistoric artifacts from Les Eyzies area. There are several nice, life size depictions of Cro Magnon and Neanderthal as well as Pleistocene age mega fauna. Stone tools, arrow heads and bone tools abound in this museum and can be somewhat daunting if you have a mind to look at everything. My... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I recommend a long visit here before exploring the caves of Ice Age art and other archaeological sites, which abound. Then return at the end of your visit to synthesize your amazing experiences in the Dordogne.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The only thing is that everything is written in French. We had a guide so she explained everything to us so I got to appreciate the significance of the artefacts and the displays. Really informative and well laid out museum as long as you can read French.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a modern well presented gallery although difficult if you don't speak French since all the explanations are in the one language. After wandering for a while, we found a stand with some laminated pages in English, but by then we had passed the displays to which they referred. More organization would help since the facility draws lots of... More 

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Address: 1 Rue du Musee, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
Phone Number: 05-53-06-45-45
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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