Walk in the footsteps of prehistoric men for a day… Prehistoric men lived here 16 years ago, near this magnificent mountainous circus. This site takes you back to the sources of the art, techniques and way of life of these great hunters.

Visit

Your group visit will take place in 2 stages: a free visit of the museum space and free participation in the various workshops offered.

museum space

The museum tour of the “Grand Atelier”, a true interpretation center, deals with cave art, its themes and techniques.

Enter the dark lair (as if you were entering a cave) and find films, models and facsimiles of the Niaux and Marsoulas caves such as you have never seen them.

Take advantage of the comments of an audio guide (French or foreign languages) to discover, at your own pace, the prehistoric riches of France, the Pyrenees and Ariège during the Upper Paleolithic.

Thanks to a fun, digital museography suitable for everyone, discover the art of the first men and their mysteries.

Combining emotions and knowledge, the great Workshop will reveal a real treasure to you.

Giants of the Ice Age

Immersed in a glacial steppe landscape, this space features giant animals, emblematic of Prehistory, reconstructed in real size: the woolly mammoth and its calf, the cave lion, the steppe bison and the megaceros deer.

Do you dare to take up the challenge of the giants? Measure your speed while running against the cave lion or compare your strength to that of the weasel!

Would you like a personalized guided tour for this museum space? A guide will be made available to you on request (+ € 2,50 / person).

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Thanks to the animated workshops, discover the way of life and the ingenuity of our ancestors.

The prehistoric camp

In a camp reconstituted according to precise archaeological data, made of wood and skins, you will evolve within the habitat of a prehistoric tribe.
Animated by our mediators in prehistoric attire, you will discover the essential activities of the time: cutting flint, making tools or making a fire.

The bison cave

In a reconstructed cave, put yourself in the shoes of the first artists in history. By the light of grease lamps, rediscover the sensations of our ancestors who went underground to paint, engrave and model.

The hunting workshop

Thanks to this participatory workshop, you will discover the emblematic weapon of this period, the spear and its propellant, and you will try your hand at handling it… not as easy as it seems! 
Once the weapon is tamed, you will set off, escorted by our ancestors, on a hunting course where you will practice on 3D targets.

The archeology workshop

By carrying out an investigation, like real archaeologists, your objective will be to date the prehistoric open-air site of the Prehistoric Park. 
In the scientific laboratory next to the excavation site, you will study flint, bones, hearths or pollens… A real initiation into the various disciplines of archeology awaits you.

practical information

  • Duration of the visit: 4h
  • Price: 9 € / person

enjoy A BREAK AT THE PARK RESTAURANT!

The restaurant at the Parc de la Préhistoire will welcome you in a friendly setting, offering you a panoramic view of the lakes and waterfalls.

In keeping with the gastronomic traditions of Ariège, the team favors local cuisine with quality products in short circuits. The cuisine of the Chef and his team is mainly based on fresh products. Children of the country, they unearth the best surrounding producers: from magret from the Terroirs of Montégut Plantaurel to the sweet flavors of Sambuc, from Gascon cow from Steakeurs ariégeois to spices from Hypocras, the team lovingly selects the ingredients and pays tribute to this region she loves so much.

Several formulas can be offered: pastries / coffee reception, breakfasts, buffets, plate service, etc. The team adapts to your budget and your wishes for a tailor-made welcome.


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your business trip to the park

Just 1 hour from Toulouse, the Parc de la Préhistoire provides you with infrastructures adapted to your needs. In a calm, exotic and unusual setting, organize your seminars, general assemblies, meetings, study days, prestigious evenings, conferences, incentives and team-building ...


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combined visits + meals

Treasury of Prehistory

  • Visit of the Prehistory Park
  • Terroir menu at the Parc restaurant
  • Visit of the Niaux cave

Day rate: 37 € / person

Time travel

  • Visit of the Prehistory Park
  • Terroir menu at the Parc restaurant
  • Visit of Chateau de Foix

Day rate: 35 € / person

Geology & Prehistory

  • Visit of the Prehistory Park
  • Terroir menu at the Parc restaurant
  • Visit of the Bédeilhac cave

Day rate: 33,10 € / person


Booking

how to book?

Contact the reservation department on 05 61 05 50 40.
Patricia and Geraldine will advise you and organize, with you, your tailor-made outing.


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