The 13 hectare (32 acre) Parc de la Prehistoire features full-scale reproductions of Magdalenian paintings and sanctuaries from the nearby caves of the Pyrénées. Here, you can enjoy a variety of hands-on educational and scientific activities. Join workshops and learn techniques used by prehistoric man, such as flint knapping (tool-making from raw materials), fire lighting, and hunting. During an archaeological dig at the reproduction site, gain an understanding of archaeological methods. Audio guides allow you to tour and learn at your own pace. To visit Parc de la Prehistoire on your holiday in Tarascon-sur-Ariege, and find out what else Tarascon-sur-Ariege has to offer, use our Tarascon-sur-Ariege day trip tool .
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Parc de la Prehistoire Reviews
Nous y sommes allé un jour de pluie mais cela n'a rien gaché. Une belle aire de pique nique en plein air, des activités avec des intervenants passionnés et pédagogues et une belle partie musée où l'au... more »We went there on a rainy day but it didn't mess with anything. A beautiful outdoor picnic area, activities with passionate speakers and educators and a beautiful museum part where the audioguide is highly recommended. Even taking his time and doing several workshops the visit lasts less than a day (but more than a half day anyway). Maps offering discounts can be found at several sites in Ariège, including this park.
Vraiment très intéressant. Pourtant, je ne suis pas très musé, mais la, c’est très ludique et vraiment intéressant. J’y retournerai même une seconde fois ... c’est pour dire ! more »Really very interesting. Still, I'm not very museum, but the, it's very playful and really interesting. I'll even go back a second time... That's to say!
This is an excellent place to visit if you have any interest in prehistory. Apart from an amazing museum that makes good use of a range of audio visual techniques, there are several hands on activities such as spear throwing and cave art as well as demonstrations in tool and fire making. Our group of two adults and two children loved it. Four very well spent hours.
Certainly a lovely place in the area. I could recommend in for a visit with children hungry of knowledge or even those less enthusiastic about the world we live in and as it used to be. They would also find in an attractive venue to spend a day. Quite some selection of exhibitions and interactive workshops such as cave painting or hunting.
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