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Musee departemental de Prehistoire

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Address: Roche de Solutre, 71960 Solutre-Pouilly, France
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+33 3 85 35 85 24

The Museum of Prehistory in Solutré contains exhibits from one of the...

The Museum of Prehistory in Solutré contains exhibits from one of the richest sites in Europe. Solutré was a hunting site for ever 25 000 years. Man of the Upper Palaeolithic (35 000 – 10 000 BC) trapped, killed and dismembered thousands of horses and reindeers, so leaving layers of bones. This accumulation of bones gave rise to a famous legend, which we know to be untrue, that the horses were driven over the cliff by their hunters.

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Excellent museum for all ages

The views from the museum, built into the the great Roche de Solutre, are spectacular enough, with the views over the vineyards down to the Saone Valley. The museum itself is if... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Annette N
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

The views from the museum, built into the the great Roche de Solutre, are spectacular enough, with the views over the vineyards down to the Saone Valley. The museum itself is if excellent standard and there is something to interest all age groups.

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Tallong, Australia
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

Either before or after you've climbed la roche, a visit to the museum is well worth it. It takes only about 20 minutes and is very comprehensive about the history of the region, in particular the rock. There is an English commentary as well as French.

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

I have been to hundreds of museums in my life, but this one gets the very most out of its artifacts. The site is visible from many miles away. There is a shear cliff standing out on the horizon. You wind your way through picturesque villages as you drive to the base of the cliff. There sits the relatively small... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

This is a very interesting museum explaining the area. It is located overlooking the Pouilly valley on a trail leading up to the rock at Soultré.

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Bourgogne Sud
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Everybody finds something to do, history, culture, walking, nature,..inside and outside activities and good food and wine nearby in Pouilly

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Reviewed 29 October 2012 via mobile

This museum is a gem, especially the kids exhibition (which seems to be temporary - it would be great to keep it as permanent part of the museum). Very nicely done, with lots hands-on exhibits for kids. The museum is located in a beautiful landscape, so pack your walking boots and enjoy the view over the Saone plain towards Mont... More 

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