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Musee National de Prehistoire

1 rue du Musee, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
+33 5 53 06 45 45
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1 rue du Musee, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
+33 5 53 06 45 45
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Visited for several hours. Made the mistake of not getting an English language audio guide as my limited French slowed things down considerably. That said, it is a world-class facility with very well executed exhibits. One other oversight was our not having made reservations to...More

2  Thank MammothBob
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide had reserved tickets and a designated time for our visit, but when we arrived, it was closed due to a "strike"! This is not unusual in France, but we had to readjust our busy schedule and return later. Consequently we were only...More

Thank northwoodsgal61
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

English was written on laminated bits of card! So you're expected to sort out which cabinet goes with which card. I asked a museum worker who didn't know either... very confusing and I learnt nothing .. frustrating when they could do so much more for...More

Thank brains15
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We arrived at the museum just under an hour before closing. They would not let us in. We assured them we would leave in time. They refused. 10? people standing around waiting. I asked to please speak to the person in charge who basically said...More

1  Thank anerlli
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The museum walks you through the prehistory of the Périgord Noir area of southwester France. Much of the collection looks at early modern man, Cro-magnon, though we were fortunate to see the special exhibit on Neanderthals. It is a fascinating collection that includes the mechanism...More

1  Thank Lynn1950
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This museum has a very large collection of pre-historic art. It has tried to make it more accessible through the lay-out, but did lose me at times (literally lost in the ‘Chronologie et cultures’ floor). Somehow there are three or at times four parallel sets...More

1  Thank joost n
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The museum is proper for experts (it has a lot of small objects that it is not so interesting ). Also, is very good for students that they can know the evolution of human being, several kind of prehistoric animals,etc.

Thank antonis k
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Somehow squeezed into the area right by the cliff face, this large, impressive and modern museum is a fascinating look into prehistoric man and his descendants. With many exhibits and displays to assimilate, a guided tour is really a good idea, if your French is...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A quick look around his museum is well worth it despite the airport style security/bag search upon entry. We particularly liked the videos showing the constriction of the tools from the Neolithic area. The staircase is worth observing as you climb to the higher levels...More

2  Thank drkimw
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A quick visit to this place will introduce you to what can only be the largest collection of bi-faces, small cutting tools and stone arrow heads you will ever see. Alternative language options supplied in seperate stands for exhibits. A wonderfully rounding experience when paired...More

Thank Jamie Y
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We did not have enough cash and they did not take Master Card or American Express card so we had to use our Debit card and the number was used 7 months after our visit for 3 purchases but our bank fraud department was... More