During your guided tour, led by a mediator trained in the educational objectives and at the level of each child, several themes will be addressed such as geology (formation of the cave), paleontology (galleries with bones) and of course Prehistory through the attested presence of several cultures: the Aurignacian, the Magdalenian and the Azilian.

Programs

In kindergarten

The storytelling tour of the cave

ONCE UPON A PREHISTORY

The children become familiar with a new environment and awaken to Prehistory with Énéa, a little cave dweller, and her companion, a fawn, who help them discover their way of life.
I discover: a prehistoric cave
I do: music in the cave
Duration of the visit: 1h
30 children max

OPTIONAL OPTION

Prehistoric cave hunting game (supplement of + € 1,20 / child).
Duration of the workshop : 30min

Skills worked

• find one's way in time and space
• discover different forms of artistic expression
• awakening of sensitivity and curiosity in front of works of art
• open up to otherness: listen, compare, analyze, discuss, share with others

2021 prices

4,80 € / child


in cp, ce1 & ce2

The Prehis-Artists

The children start by visiting the cave, occupied by Homo Sapiens for nearly 29 years, then the Prehistory Museum; the opportunity for them to awaken to the many works of art left by our ancestors.
I discover: Homo Sapiens and prehistoric art
I do: music in the cave
Duration of the visit: 1h
30 children max

OPTIONAL OPTIONS

• Painting on pebbles at the museum (supplement of € 3,20 / child)
• “Prehisto-frieze” at the cave (supplement of € 1,20 / child)

Skills worked

• find one's way in time and space
• act, express and understand through artistic practices
• awakening of sensitivity and curiosity in front of works of art
• appropriate tools and methods
• master the French language

2021 prices

4,80 € / child


in cm1 & cm2

Before France… the first Homo Sapiens in Europe

Children have the privilege of discovering some of the oldest traces left in France by the Homo Sapiens, during the guided tour of the cave first and then at the museum.
I discover: Homo Sapiens and prehistoric art and archeology
Duration of the visit: 1h
30 children max

OPTIONAL OPTIONS

• Painting on pebbles at the museum (supplement of € 3,20 / child)
• “Prehisto-frieze” at the cave (supplement of € 1,20 / child)

Skills worked

• find one's way in time and space
• build historical landmarks
• associate a work with an era, a civilization
• practice scientific and technological approaches
• master the French language

2021 prices

4,80 € / child


in college & high school

The long history of Homo Sapiens

The visit of the cave and the museum will teach students the long history of Homo Sapiens in Mas-d'Azil: from the Aurignacians (39 years old) to farmers, breeders, sedentary Neolithic people through Magdalenian artists (000 years old) and the Azilian snail hunters.
I discovered: the Upper Paleolithic and its artists, the Neolithic, prehistoric archeology, heritage sites
Duration of the visit: 1h
30 children max

OPTIONAL OPTION

• Neolithic of the left bank (supplement of € 1,20 / child)

Skills worked

• associate a work with an era and a civilization based on the elements observed
• understand elaborate oral speeches
• interact in a debate
• identify questions of a scientific nature
• propose hypotheses
• discover the relationship to reality and the expressive function of art

2021 prices

4,80 € / child


Programs

for extra-curricular

Recognized as an exceptional site for its spectacular dimensions, children will discover the life of the first men who occupied these places. 

From 3 years

Guided tour of the cave and the interpretation center

Before entering the cave, children will follow a fun, interactive and digital route in the interpretation center to discover the lives of the first men who visited it.
Several themes are discussed: geology, paleontology and prehistory through the documented presence of Aurignacian, Magdalenian and Azilian cultures.
The cave was an important prehistoric habitat, its visit allows you to discover the places of life and activity of prehistoric men and, more importantly, to see where the many decorated objects were found, including the famous “Faon aux birds ”, which still make the world famous of Mas-d'Azil today.
Duration of the visit: 1h

The Museum of Prehistory

Located in the village, it will make you discover the know-how of the occupants of the cave thanks to the objects found, proof of a great technical and artistic prowess.
Duration: 45min

2021 prices

4,80 € / child

To learn more

Complete the day with a visit to Palace of the bishops of Saint-Lizier located nearby!


Info

practice

  • Bus parking: free parking 
  • Free transport to schools 09: possibility of taking charge of transport for Ariège establishments by the Transport service of the Ariège department. Inquire on 05 61 02 09 09
  • Maternelle : 1 free companion for 8 children
  • Cycles 2, 3 and 4 : 1 free companion for 10 children
  • Additional guides benefit from the group rate

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.

teachers, prepare your visit

Do you have a school trip plan but you do not yet know our sites?
We offer a free guided tour during “Discovery Wednesdays” in order to discover the main events and activities scheduled as part of educational outings. A Wednesday in September or in the spring, from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. at the Prehistory Park and (or) at the Château de Foix.
Do not hesitate to contact us for the exact dates. By registration only with the school service info@sites-touristiques-ariege.fr / 05 61 05 50 40.

Have you confirmed your school trip and would like to make a scouting visit?
On request from the school service, you come on the agreed day.


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