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Gorges du Verdon Museum of Prehistory

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Interesting trip down the prehistoric story of the region

The museum consists of 2 major "rooms", a temporary exposition and the permanent one. Both have... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Beautiful exhibition

A great deal of knowledge from this place, and a beautiful exhibition on the caves. One bad note... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Marie H
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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. A trip back in time for all with its circuit of alternating scenes...more
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route de Montmeyan, 04500 Quinson, France
+33 4 92 74 09 59
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

A very detailed exhibition of the prehistoric era and all the findings of this area. very good exhibition, with good explanation (including a player you can rent, with voice explanations). Highly recommended !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PearlB
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum last week and we were very annoyed that the cave people were always referred to as cavemen. There were 2 sexes around, not just one. Women and children did exist! We were disappointed with the architecture. You could only view the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kirstie g
Georgina Quinso... Q, Responsable relations clients at Gorges du Verdon Museum of Prehistory, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Hi Kirstie G We thank you for your comment. Your observation has been heard and will help us to improve the quality of our services. Nevertheless, let us give you some answers: The women’s situation in prehistory, and the children’s one has never been questioned,...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

A fantastically well appointed museum in a beautiful building & great location. The exhibits are well set out - yes they are in French (the museum is in France so that seems fair enough) but you are given an audio guide in English which is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank J4203ZBemmak
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Has English translation for the exhibits and shows the evolution of man I the area. For the hike to one of the caves one needs a reservation in advance and you should call in advance.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Audun Arly L
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The museum consists of 2 major "rooms", a temporary exposition and the permanent one. Both have their own merit and one cannot say that the temporary one lacks quality in comparison. The permanent part starts with the Big Bang and tracks time through to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

An excellent and very interesting museum which we enjoyed to visit. The exhibition is presented in multiple languages and well present.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Heinz Peter N
Reviewed April 21, 2018

We live a couple of hours eat of Quinson and it was because our grandson was visiting that we decided to see the museum. In one word: disappointed. Considerable effort has been made to create a stunning visit but it falls flat on important details....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Whitebeard83
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

A great deal of knowledge from this place, and a beautiful exhibition on the caves. One bad note for me is the entry price a bit too expensive for the content.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

The spectacular building was designed by Norman Foster to be both ultra modern and add to the ancient atmosphere. The exhibitions inside were well laid out with stunning photographs and videos of the cave system discovered in the 90s, the ancient drawings are easily the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Voyageur775
Reviewed August 2, 2017

This museum catalogues the evolution of man. I could not believe that these fantastic caves full of paintings had been found in the river gorge and that the archaeologists had to survey them and document them and create replicas - and that the actual caves...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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