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“Hilarious - great day out with the kids”
Review of Paleosite

Paleosite
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We took our little ones here for the day and had a fun time. They loved seeing themselves as Neanderthals on the image-converting machines and loved the giant woolly mammoths and other animals. We actually learnt a surprising amount as well. A good family day out if you are in the area.

Thank RJMLondon
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

If you want to know what Paleosite is all about make sure you see the films first before you venture outside. We were advised to do the opposite by the ticket desk which wasnt the best advice! There are four films each shown in different theatres. You move from one to the other and the presentation is innovative. We visited in early August and there were plenty of activities going on outside including fling knapping, cave art, lance throwing and a roaming Sapiens dressed up as a Neanderthal. Pretty good interpretation in English for non-French speakers. Films are shown with headphones in Fr, En and Spanish. We visited with three teenagers who enjoyed it but plenty of 7-12 year olds having a blast too. Only disappointment was the rather neglected state of the 1979 discovery site of the 35,000 ye old female Nenderthal bones on which the entire attraction is based! Family focused attraction but one that couples would enjoy too. Definitely visit this attraction, it is as one of the classic European Neanderthal sites.

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

we came across this almost by accident .two adults and two teenage girls enjoyed the experience with its mixture of internal visual and outside displays .as a bonus the food at the cafe is good too and all are very friendly.Missed the spear throwing sadly as well for the locals

Thank Malcolm42
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

We found this attraction to be informative & educational but probably better suited to school trips and small children under 10, most of the attraction is multi lingual French/English/Spanish and under cover in rooms with either presentations or interactive exhibits & machines.

A few of the attractions were out of service due to being broken or in the case of the restaurant and spear throwing because our visit wasn't in peak season, a family pass is cheaper than buying 4 tickets individually & don't forget to look for the small lizard that lives under the rock between the car park & the coach park!

Thank Aikone
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Very impressive tour through different 'salles' where the history of mankind is explained. However, not for too young children, they might be scared.
Outside there is a trail as well to follow to see how people in the old days lived, try the arc and bow if it's there and enjoy the platform with a view of an archeologic part of the area.

The restaurant is very good, it's not just another type of snack shop but a proper restaurant.

Thank aubellefleur
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