Visited here one afternoon - more in hope than expectation - but it was delightful! The ticket office does close at lunch time (12.30-1.30pm) but once open the receptionist was extremely helpful! There are lots of prehistoric stuffed animals in the reception hall to wow the children!. Once you have your ticket you can go through to view a film about the history of neanderthal peoples \ the discovery of Pirrette (the neanderthal skeleton discovered in 1979 on the site and the reason for the museum). This is bilingual (english & french) - after the first cimema experience you go through to a cinema to watch a film about the spread of neanderthal & homosapien peoples - this is in french but with english subtitiles. After this you go through to a really fun "laboratory" set up where a "wall:E" type robot & some clever CGI tell the story of the discovery of Pirette - this is done in 3 languages (spanish \ french \ english) you chose which you want. Once you've left the film area( 30mins approx) you can go out and using your entry ticket you can take photos of yourself 7 then make yourself look neanderthal, you can armwrestle against a neanderthal man, you can compare skull structures etc. Outside there are opportunities to light fire, cave paint, throw spears, have your face painted & even dress up. You can also have a tour of the actual archeology site where the skeleton was discovered - although this bit is just in french. Great fun!
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