Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, Tautavel

#6 of 44 in Museums in Pyrenees-Orientales
Children’s Museum · Historic Site
See the oldest human found on French soil at Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, dedicated to the history of the first Europeans. The 450,000-year-old remains of Homme de Tautavel inspired the 21-room interactive museum, where you can examine the fruits of archeological excavations that have taught scholars about humankind's ancestors. The museum features authentic, detailed reproductions of prehistoric scenes, giving visitors a glimpse of history through the people, animals, and landscapes that existed nearly half a million years ago. Don't miss the wide range of tactile exhibits here--you're encouraged to touch the displays. Take a look at our Tautavel day trip planner to schedule your visit to Museum of Prehistory Tautavel and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I was expecting something new and modern given the high profile of this site and all the advertising in tourist publications. Instead I got a series of not well executed dioramas (even the taxidermy.....  more »
  • Basically this is a very good museum. The arceological sites are described so a visitor will get a feeling for what has found and how. But the world of museums has changed a lot during the last...  more »
  • Se were given an English folder, but I would have preferd info in each exhibit room and by the objects. But the did try.
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