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At the heart of the vallée de l'homme, immerse yourself in a high place of the human lineage : Cro-Magnon Rock Shelter. The site museum is located on the very spot where, in 1868, the first modern human burial was recognised. A fun and interactive...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2 Chemin de Cro Magnon, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
Created with care. Informative and accurate. This is the actual site of first discovery of modern humans in Europe, 30,000 years ago. The exhibits are professional and well presented. Definitely take the time to watch the films reenacting Ice Age scenes. The climb up the...More
L'Abri Cro-Magnon is worth a stop if you are in the area. Easy parking and easy to visit this site. Nice easy hiking trail after the visit. You will learn where Cro-Magnon came from. Visit can be done in about 45 minutes.
A crucial discovery in the story of prehistoric man was made here. It's a very informative exhibition which challenges ideas about the nature of our early ancestors.
The displays are well designed and the little video tells the story well.
To view the actual site...More
My son and I had no expectations prior to our visit. We agreed this was one of our favorite experiences on our trip. This museum is just the right size and so informative. It was an amazing experience to be able to see the excavation...More
We visited L'Abri de Cazelle previously and so happily popped along to this one (with more of a focus on Cro Magnon man and the archaeological finds on the site). Once again, the kids re enthralled and we were entertained throughout the holographic video ad...More
If you are someone with a serious passion for prehistory, you may experience ambivalent feelings about this museum. It is owned by Jean-Max Touron, like many others in the Dordogne, who has his own passion and style for interpreting the Palaeolithic for a wide audience....More
There are many museums to choose from. Our B and B hosts recommended this one after Pole Prehistoric Museum and it worked well. Great value at €7 per adult. Had an inside presentation of information in English or for the videos, sub-titles. Very factual and...More
It is nice visit, there is plenty to learn and it is made in a way that it doesn't get boring. You read, you watch a movie, you see bones and then you have a little troll in the forest with the sound of animals.
This is a place not to be missed. There is a small museum to explain the history of the site, then a walking tour to see the actual place where Cro-Magnon man was found. Additionally, there is a walking tour to represent the environment of...More
This site is where we, homo sapiens were first defined, yes all of us. The displays are very good modern presentations, bang up to date in style and technical details. Caption s in French and English are clear and very informative, no dumbing down yet...More