Parc de la Prehistoire, Tarascon-sur-Ariege

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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.
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  • We had been meaning to visit for a while as we live within an hour of Tarascon and we weren't disappointed. The setting is stunning with waterfalls and pools at the entrance encircled by wooded...  more »
  • We spent probably around four hours here, checking out all the activities and other exhibits. We got to do cave painting, threw atl-atls(sp?), checked out preshistoric type huts and animals. Lots to.....  more »
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  • 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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