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Interesting & varied Museum & Park

We spent 4 to 5 hours at the Park, our children are aged 10 & 14 and both of them found it very... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
Rustington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great day

An interest place set in great location. A great place to take kids, as full of adventure. Cave... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Mel C
Kent, United Kingdom
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ENJOY A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES! In our activity workshops you will be able to learn to hunt, paint, prepare flints and light a fire, just the way they used to do it 14,000 years ago! And in the 'Grand Atelier' - a museum dedicated...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Village de Banat, 09400 Tarascon-sur-Ariege, France
+33 5 61 05 10 10
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Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is an attraction well worth visiting. You won't fully understand the significant prehistory of the Ariege unless you see it. As a prelude to the outdoor activities on offer, there is a large, indoor, self-guided exhibition space devoted to local prehistoric topics. The excellent...More

5  Thank loulourella
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

The location of this attraction is appealing, nestled into the feet of the Pyrenees, surrounding you with rocky outcrops and peaks. The appeal of the park for my 3 year old son and I was the space - acres of green areas to run around...More

2  Thank Feebs76
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 10 am and stayed until 4PM. We could easily have stayed longer. There is so much to do. We spent the first three hours exploring outside. You can throw spears. Do cave painting. There are talks about hunting , cooking. The talks...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Near Tarascon and the caves on Niaux where there are prehistoric cave paintings in one of the poorest areas in France, this impressive exhibit is very well done and covers a fair amount of ground. The main walkthrough gives an overview of the animals that...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

A great place for the whole family. We go every year, even attended a great wedding there one summer night. Workshops are well thought through, the cafe welcoming.

Thank Aurélia M
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 to 5 hours at the Park, our children are aged 10 & 14 and both of them found it very interesting. There is a good balance of outdoor activities and indoor attractions, very informative from the prehistoric animal exhibits to the, cave...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

An interest place set in great location. A great place to take kids, as full of adventure. Cave paintings were great to see. Lovely grounds, and many on site activities.

Thank Mel C
Reviewed August 27, 2017

I'm quite surprised by some of the negative reviews as I have always found this a most interesting place to visit especially the Grand Atelier which holds some fascinating pre-historic artefacts and very lifelike representations the cave paintings It is impossible to have the original...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

We decided to visit the park after looking at the entrance prices and deciding the chateau at Chalabre, although nearer, was a bit too expensive and also because another TA review suggested it as a good place for young children. They were right! Our two...More

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Sites Touristiq... A, Responsable relations clients at Parc de la Prehistoire, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Thanks emla for your review. We are glad your family enjoyed your day in Tarascon sur ariege. Looking forward to see you again in a cooler weather !

Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

A very nice place to spend the day. Workshops and exhibits all interesting for my kids (19 months and 3 years old). Lovely setting surrounded by little mountains with clever water features that the kids enjoyed. Cave painting workshop and giants of the ice age...More

Thank Roland E
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We do admit that we had no information prior to our visit. We merely saw the signs on the road as we drove north into France. It sounded fascinating. We arrived thirsty, hungry and needing to use the restrooms. We noticed quite a lot of...More

2  Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed June 10, 2017

I loved this place. The surroundings are lovely and the reproductions of the cave paintings in Niaux and other regional caves were outstanding. While one can go to Niaux, sections of the cave are restricted and one cannot take photos. Here you have a 3D...More

1  Thank aagourmet
Sites Touristiq... A, Responsable relations clients at Parc de la Prehistoire, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thanks for the review and the good time in the park ! The storm is over so you ve got to come back to complete your visit ;) See you soon in Ariege !

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Pete F
July 22, 2018|
Response from SESTA09 | Property representative |
Pete, The Prehistory Park is partially accessible for disabled people. The museum is totally okay and also the archeology. The rest of the park can be accessible but it is far from easy to go down the Park...
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July 18, 2017|
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Response from SESTA09 | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for answering us. The visit of the park is during about 3 or 4 hours. You can visit the park the morning, visit the cave and return to the park after le cave if you want. It's possible. Just explain us... More
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July 10, 2016|
Response from Jeff and Evelyn... W | Reviewed this property |
It is about 3km, say 40 minutes.