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Prehistorical site of Castel-Merle
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24290 Sergeac, Montignac, France
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

A nice look at the way Cro Magnon man lived. You even get a chance to throw a spear with an atlatle and test your hunting skills. Mine weren't so good.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig T
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Of all the sites I visited, I enjoyed this one the best. This cave is still open to the public but for shorter and shorter visits. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. He was not just a docent. This is his area of expertise. He had...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

This is certainly worth a visit. Delightful setting and a guide who is the Lady Mayor of the community who really knows the history!!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

an extraordinary setting packed with history: pre-historic, roman, medieval, present day we were privy to an informative presentation of the skills, trades of pre-historic peoples and how they gathered to exchange their knowledge much as modern man does today at conferences You can walk through...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank globalartlover
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We spent a delightful couple of hours at this humble archaeological site. Part of its charm is not being an attraction with a capital A. Its background as a major centre for nomadic Palaeolithic populations has been only partially revealed for visitors. More evidence must...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

This was an amazing day, memorable beyond description (although I'll try). Our group was scheduled for a full day of learning at Castle Merle. First major insight, we were not "cave men" we were shelter dwellers. And the shelters, occupied by Cro-Magnon man are 35,000...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

WE had a comfortable room adjacent to the garden. We dined in two nights and both dinners were excellent. We eat in some nearby villages on the other two nights. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful. We extended our stay as long as we...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

One of many similar sites in this area. We only walked to the site in the late afternoon, and it was then closed to the paying visitors. I am sure it had much more to offer, but site looked rather tired and uncared for.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

The information that was given kept the children interested. The guide help teach the girls how to throw spears...how great is that

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Kathy J
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This was ok if you are French as the guide said he was to lazy to translate into English. It is not as described in the 2014 Valle Vezire tourist guide as it says how to demonstrate how to light a fire using flint,ale some...More

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