During your guided tour, led by a mediator trained in educational objectives and at the level of each child, discover a magical world full of imagination.

The cave of Niaux is one of the last decorated caves still open to the public! Discover prehistoric art, understand the cultural environment of our Homo Sapiens ancestors and accompany your students on a spectacular journey into the past.

Programs

In CE1 & CE2

Guided tour of the cave

Children gain access to the artistic universe of Homo Sapiens who frequented and adorned the cave, techniques, themes, meanings… so many questions that they will explore during the visit.
I discover: an ornate cave, Paleolithic art
Duration of the visit: 1h40
23 children max

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

7 € 50 / child


In CM1, CM2 & 6th

Guided tour of the cave

Children gain access to the artistic universe of Homo Sapiens who frequented and adorned the cave, techniques, themes, meanings… so many questions that they will explore during the visit.
I discover: an ornate cave, Paleolithic art
Duration of the visit: 1h40
23 children max

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

7 € 50 / child


from 5th to high school

Guided tour of the cave

The pupils discover and observe the artistic productions of Magdalenian artists; techniques, themes, meanings… so many questions that they will explore during the visit.
I discover: the Magdalenian period, a heritage site
Duration of the visit: 1h40
23 children max

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

7 € 50 / child


Programs

FOR EXTRA-SCHOOL

In the dark it's crazy all we can see! Discover prehistoric art and understand the environment of our Homo Sapiens ancestors.

From 6 years

Guided visit

Children familiarize themselves with the paintings in the Salon Noir, a vast rotunda in which are concentrated the animal representations (bison, horses, ibex, deer) made around 16 years ago.

It is a spectacular trip in the past under the theme of cave art, the discovery of a magical world full of imagination.

2021 prices

7,50 € / child

To learn more

Complete the day with a visit to Tarascon-sur-Ariège Prehistory Park, located a few kilometers away!


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
  • 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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