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Parc de la Prehistoire

Address: Route de Banat, 09400 Tarascon-sur-Ariege, France
Phone Number: 0561051010
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Grand Atelier : audio-guides multilingues et adaptés aux enfants.Live the Prehistory!Covering 13...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Grand Atelier : audio-guides multilingues et adaptés aux enfants.Live the Prehistory!Covering 13 hectares, this unique site, for children and adults, invites you to travel to the origins of mankind and to plunge into the sources of art.The participative workshops are roofed and stay opened whatever the weather: discover the archaeology, the hunting, the art and the activities of a camp (the fire lighting and the flint knapping).The « Grand Atelier », this museum presents numerous art artefacts and facsimiles, like the Salon Noir and the « Niaux interdit » ones and also the main panel of Marsoulas cave, which is closed to the public.Services• Shop : books, souvenirs…• Restaurant.• Picnic area and outdoor playground.• Free kennel (dogs not allowed in the Park).• The « Grand Atelier »: multilingual and children commentaries.

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Vantaa, Finland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Large outdoor park, which didn’t have much activies in September anymore or at the time which we visited. Maybe this is better attraction for the children. The museum was okay with ice age theme and prehistoric art. There were funny activity where you were able to race with a lion. Free parking.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A terrific facility for visitors who plan to explore the caves in the area. Self-guiding wireless headsets are available in various languages for exploring the various elements of the vast indoor museum while outside in the 13 hectare parkland there are a variety of educational workshops on prehistoric hunting, making of flint tools, the creation of the cave drawings and,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

we had never seen such a place so rich in culture and love for such a small area I would recommend this tour to all ... but the sun !!

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lovely Park packed with useful information. The multi-language headphone self guided tour of ice age animals and prehistoric art was fascinating and a good urroductiob prior to visiting the caves. The other installations and demonstrations, particularly of stone age tools and making fire, were interesting, but unfortunately only in French, so my kids didn't get as much out of it... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have been to a fair few family attractions in this part of the world that have not entirely delivered on the publicity but this could not have been more different. We did not have time to fully explore the outdoor opportunities but the indoor exhibition was absolutely breathtaking. I can't imagine there is a better introduction to cave painting... More 

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Saverdun, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We expected to spend on maximim 2 hours in this parc but we were there during 6h and that still was to short. There is a lovely restaurant but I recommend to take a picnic because there are nice places to sit and relax. We really liked activities proposed for us, especially an Atelier d'archéologie were we learnt a lot.... More 

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Surrey, England
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119 reviews 119 reviews
14 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A super venue where visitors of all ages can happily spend several hours. There is an excellent restaurant on the site offering good food at affordable prices (13 euros for two courses and 16 euros for three courses). Earphones offering a commentary in a variety of languages are available for the exhibits in the main centre and an explanatory leaflet... More 

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Province of Cuenca, Spain
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Definitely worth visiting. I had wondered if it was going to be sort of Disney-like, but not at all. Very good information, complementing what one can see in the caves in this beautiful region. We were given very nice and interesting tour of the campsites by a well-studied young woman. The museum is well set up and the audio-guide in... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We visited the place in October 2013 and our 4-year old enjoyed it a lot. There is a small museum and a lot of outdoor features like a music maze, place where kids can paint on the wall, a cave ( to be pre-ordered).

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
81 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This was much bigger and more informative then I anticipated and I'm so glad we included it in our plans. The museum is really well organised with audio headphones included in the admission fee which allow you to experience the inside exhibits in your own language. There is an amazing amount of information inside and the reproductions of the cave... More 

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