Musée de la Préhistoire in Tautavel,

a family trip into the past

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Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel

Plunge into the past at Tautavel’s Musée de la Préhistoire

Come and meet one of the oldest inhabitants of France, Tautavel Man.

In the heart of the museum in Tautavel, study a reconstitution of original objects and fossils, to learn more about this very ancient ancestor!

Archaeological digs reveal various objects and even tell us how each one was used!

If you feel like it, attend one of the museum’s day workshops to learn survival techniques used in prehistoric times. Become a prehistoric nomad hunter and learn the art of making fire, hunting animals and using wild plants!

Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel

Visit the Tautavel cave

The more adventurous among you can head for the Caune de l’Arago, where Tautavel Man lived, a long long time ago. It’s easy to understand why prehistoric man chose this ideally located cave. Overlooking the nearby valley and close to a water source, it makes a strategic observation point from which he could track animals.

Come and explore one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Indeed, over a hundred human remains and thousands of objects, tools and animal remains have been found in this cave!

Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel
Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel

Speak with the archaeologists

You can enjoy the exceptional experience of visiting the digging sites and talking with the archaeologists present. They’ll be happy to tell you about the life of Tautavel Man.