Cro-Magnon shelter Museums / Arts and Insdustrial Heritage in Les Eyzies de Tayac

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm

Closes at 06:30 pm

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

Services

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  • Credit card accepted
  • Groups
  • English
    • Visit the site of the discovery of the world's most famous prehistoric man, Cro-Magnon.

      On the authentic place where the first burial of modern man was discovered, Cro-Magnon, in 1868 :
      The museum of CRO-MAGNON shelter offers the public new ways to interact with our ancestors and to (re) discover our history.
      A holographic film, touch tablets, an immersive scenography, a wooded course on the top of the cliff are some of the astonishing installations that you will discover at CRO-MAGNON shelter.

      Newly fitted out, the CRO-MAGNON Shelter is a monument classified as a World Heritage Site. After 2 years of work, it is now open to the public, protected and saved for future generations.

      The scenographic layout of the CRO-MAGNON Shelter was designed as a real playful and interactive learning journey to meet our ancestor.

      Different reading levels offer content accessible to both the general public, children included, and more informed visitors, allowing them to free themselves from the usual clichés about prehistoric men.

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Traveller Reviews Cro-Magnon shelter

4 sur 5 482 reviews

  • Matt Hawkins

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Matt Hawkins on 05/07/2023

    Really interesting place to visit if you are interested in early man. After the small indoors information rooms there is a nice walk through the woods with some good views of the valley. Dog friendly.

  • Terry McDonald

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Terry McDonald on 11/07/2022

    Great interpretation in English (and French ) to set the context of Cro Magnon discoveries and prehistoric people in general. Takes about 1½ to 2 hours including the walk to the top viewing area.

  • Stine W

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Stine W on 21/06/2023

    We bought our tickets on the spot. The site is not big, but it was very informative. I really appreciated the exhibit and the replicas. The tour goes up a hill and there are sounds of animals in the walk to give you a sense of the environment as you wander through several rock shelters. One of the sounds surprised me and that was not great in unsteady footing. Wear sturdy shoes and you should be able to walk at least a little uphill. There is a nice viewpoint. In my view the price is a little high, but it's an important place

Traveller Reviews Cro-Magnon shelter

4.0 sur 5 197 reviews

  • "Amazing place!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Jorge C on 27/08/2020

    This is at the same time an interpretation center and an open air museum for the first homo sapiens remains found in the Valley of the Vézère, the famous Cro-Magnon. The site has an comprehensive...

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  • "A Waste of Money"

    2 / 5 Reviews posted by Marie C (Washington DC, District of Columbia) on 09/07/2019

    This was a hokey attraction that offered little information and was rather offensive to educated people. It was exciting to see where the first Cro-Magnon remains were found but the owners ruined...

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  • "Great learning center of IceAge man"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by 346debd (Des Moines, Iowa) on 24/04/2018

    Created with care. Informative and accurate. This is the actual site of first discovery of modern humans in Europe, 30,000 years ago. The exhibits are professional and well presented. Definitely...

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Cro-Magnon shelter

Address

2, chemin de Cro-Magnon
24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

GPS coordinates

44° 56'24.39"N, 1° 0'35.89"E

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