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The Museum of Prehistory at Tautavel

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales

The Museum of Prehistory at Tautavel - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Orientales
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A European Prehistory Centre, the Tautavel Museum, can be found at the heart of the Corbières, in the Pyrénées-Orientales. It is dedicated to the Prehistoric period and more particularly to the discoveries made on the Caune de l'Arago site, where the famous Tautavel Man was found, an ancient Preneanderthal Man who is 450,000 years old.

Come and meet the oldest man ever found on French soil, through exhibitions spread over 1,500 square metres of galleries! Take advantage of our modern museum layout to explore our archaeological collections and admire our life-sized reconstruction of the Caune de l'Arago, where the skull of the Tautavel Man was discovered in 1971.

There are temporary exhibitions, events based on Prehistoric times. The Tautavel Man Days in July, the Festival of Prehistory in August and the Prehistoric Arms Shooting Competition in May are among the highlights of our calendar of events.

Opening timesMonday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM   •   Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM   •   Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM   •   Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM   •   Friday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM   •   Saturday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM   •   Sunday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
AddressAvenue Léon Jean Grégory, Tautavel
Telephone+33 4 68 29 07 76
Official sitewww.450000ans.com

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The Museum of Prehistory at Tautavel