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Museum of Prehistory Tautavel

Avenue Leon-Jean Gregory, 66720 Tautavel, France
+33 4 68 29 07 76
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A mistake that turned out to be wonderful.

Whilst researching Tautavel Man, we somehow missed the museum and drove straight to the area of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Justine M
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Prehistory is similar everywhere but the experience is good

A worthwhile exhibition to visit. Excellent displays and diaporamas. The story of the excavation... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
robin m
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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The Museum of Tautavel European Center of Prehistory is a complex built around the "Homme de Tautavel". It presents the history of humanity in Europe since the first Europeans to the gates of history by taking examples from the nearby area of Tautavel. The Museum of Tautavel is as renowned for the richness of his collections as for his cultural and recreational activities that allow visitors throughout the year to capture the lives of their ancestors.
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Avenue Leon-Jean Gregory, 66720 Tautavel, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst researching Tautavel Man, we somehow missed the museum and drove straight to the area of the archaeological dig. After scaling a somewhat treacherous hill to get there, we were meet by some thoroughly confused archaeologists in the middle of further excavation. They were shocked...More

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David A, Responsable relations publiques at Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your customer review. The visit of the cave is done by reservation for the groups

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A worthwhile exhibition to visit. Excellent displays and diaporamas. The story of the excavation of the cave with the forensic detail of its layers and contents is interesting as is the pre history itself.

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David A, Responsable relations publiques at Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your customer review

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is worth going to this museum for the scenery alone. Simply spectacular, with visible surrounding caves that give you an idea of prehistoric sheltering places. The museum is well organised - most exhibits are labelled in several languages (English included) which was very helpful...More

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David A, Responsable relations publiques at Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I visited Tautavel with my elderly parents and eventually found the museum. For a centre of European research, the signage within the village is very poor. My mother has difficulty walking and she found it very difficult to climb the steps to get to the...More

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David A, Responsable relations publiques at Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you for your opinion. We are working with the mayor of Tautavel to propose more efficient signage in the future. In the future museum we will have a much richer and complete offer.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Although the museum takes the visitor through the various rooms in a logical manner i found the information in each area rather lacking. There is little information for the English visitor.

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David A, Responsable relations publiques at Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Sorry that the museum did not meet your expectations. The animations and workshops without supplement take place during the school holidays.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Driving to Tautavel through splendid vineyards is in itself a pleasure for the eyes, especially between June and before harvest. The parking situation around the museum is a challenge at that time, but not so much during the low season (Winter). the museum itself attempts...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We parked in the designated car park for the museum but was nowhere near the museum. the signposting was non-existent and when we sussed where it was we realised it was at the top of a hill and as I have difficulty in walking it...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

After a few mixed reviews I was unsure about the museum but it turned out to be a really well presented, very comprehensive museum mainly about Tautavel man who predates Homo-erectus. You could criticise it for maybe a few too many displays of bones, tools...More

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David A, Responsable relations publiques at Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Thank you very much for that specific comment

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Is is where the remains of a human 45000 years old, were found. We very well received by the archeologist who runs the museum. Well worth a visit.

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David A, Responsable relations publiques at Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

A lot of work has been put into this museum which is in a small French village. It's all based on the find of bones in a local cave. The find has been dated as 450,000+ years old.

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