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“Children were fascinated - fantastic technology timeline”

Musee National de Prehistoire
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Lascaux IV and The Art of the Caves in Sarlat
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We visited the museum which is well laid out. The children were fascinated with the timelines and the whole idea of evolution. The Lucy skeleton fascinated them and they tried to walk in the preserved footprints, Initially there were A4 cards with a narrative in English but these became increasingly difficult to follow and then scarce. The videos an displays showing the development of hand tools real engaged them as did the reconstructions including the massive giant deer. The top floor was less engaging until you came to the engravings and other artefacts. The children looked with disbelief at the fertility symbols "daddy that looks like a ....." the carvings were an interesting contrast to the cave paintings they had already seen. The view from the top over the valley is good.

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"modern museum"
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"audio guide"
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"huge collection"
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"world class museum"
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"interesting collection"
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"national museum"
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Impressive array of artefacts but when you've seen one flint arrowhead you've seen them all (and we are a family who enjoy prehistory!) Geared more to experts than the casual tourist and minimal opportunities for children to engage with displays.

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We enjoy history but were in and out within an hour, loads of flints and artifacts and the only information in English are A4 cards you can pick up but you have trouble matching them to the displays. You do get to go up where cro magnon man statue is, building is very well done quite impressive. For the visual exhibits maybe English sub titles which we saw in a number of other places

Thank venny
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We came to Les Ezyies to visit several of the Paleolithic caves. We had no idea how fantastic the museum is. There is currently an exhibit of Magdelenian mobile art-not to be missed

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Even though it's in French, this is a gem of a museum. If you can read some French, you'll do well here. The videos showing the progression of stone tool-making is interesting, and the dioramas and animals are nicely done. Allow 45 minutes to an hour, unless you want to look at every display case...

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