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Musée de Préhistoire des Gorges du Verdon

Museum, History, Prehistoric, Departmental museum, Musée de France in Quinson
  • Located in Quinson, in the heart of the Verdon, the Gorges du Verdon Museum of Prehistory presents the results of archaeological digs carried out in the Verdon for over 50 years. Designed by the architect Norman Foster, the museum is one of the biggest Musuem of Prehistory in Europe.

  • 1 million years of man's history un provence. A trip back in time for all with its circuit of alternating scenes from everyday life in prehistoric times, interactive displays and original archaeological artefacts.

    500 metres from the museum, a village made up of 5 prehistoric habitats and a Neolithic garden have been reconstructed. A musuem will help you to learn how to light a fire without matches, cut flints, use a bow and arrow or throw an assegai with a propulsion mechanism. All of...
    1 million years of man's history un provence. A trip back in time for all with its circuit of alternating scenes from everyday life in prehistoric times, interactive displays and original archaeological artefacts.

    500 metres from the museum, a village made up of 5 prehistoric habitats and a Neolithic garden have been reconstructed. A musuem will help you to learn how to light a fire without matches, cut flints, use a bow and arrow or throw an assegai with a propulsion mechanism. All of these activities are for both children and adults. Village access free of charge.

    The "Baume Bonne" cave, this major site in European Prehistoric times bears witness to Man's presence in the Verdon and tells the story of the evolution of his life-style. The cave can only be visited accompanied by a museum guide and can be accessed along a path wich winds through the undergrowth.

    TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS 2019
    30 March to 30 November - Alpine Hoards of the Bronze Age. At a time when metal was gaining ever-increasing importance in the warlike societies of the Bronze Age (2200 to 800 BCE in Europe), collections of objects were deliberately buried underground. These “deposits” remain a mystery. Were they bronze-makers’ stocks? Were they to be melted down? Offerings of some sort? Goods hidden during conflicts?
    Organised around the presentation of the deposit of Monte Cavanero (Cuneo province, Italy), the Moriez hoard from France and regional collections, the exhibition presents the diversity of metal deposits in the Bronze Age in the Alps and its interpretations.
    Exhibition organised as part of the European TRACES project.
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Tourism and handicap
  • Documentation
Services
  • Activities
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Pedestrian sports
    • Hiking
    • Orientation race
    • Archeological digs
    • History
  • Equipment
    • Lift
    • Auditorium
    • Public WC
    • Air conditioning
    • Exhibition space
    • Car park
    • Meeting room
    • Coach parking
    • Charging station for 2 electric wheels
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Shop
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Restaurant
    • Guided tours
    • Fast food
    • Online shop
    • Seminar/meeting
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Cash
  • From February 1, 2022 to December 15, 2022
  • Adult
    8 €
  • Child
    6 €
  • Student
    6 €
  • Large family
    22 €
Openings
  • From February 1, 2022
    until March 31, 2022
  • From April 1, 2022
    until June 30, 2022
  • From July 1, 2022
    until August 31, 2022
  • From September 1, 2022
    until September 30, 2022
  • From October 1, 2022
    until December 15, 2022
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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