Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, Tautavel

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See the oldest human found on French soil at Museum of Prehistory Tautavel, dedicated to the history of the first Europeans. The 450,000-year-old remains of Homme de Tautavel inspired the 21-room interactive museum, where you can examine the fruits of archeological excavations that have taught scholars about humankind's ancestors. The museum features authentic, detailed reproductions of prehistoric scenes, giving visitors a glimpse of history through the people, animals, and landscapes that existed nearly half a million years ago. Don't miss the wide range of tactile exhibits here--you're encouraged to touch the displays. Take a look at our Tautavel day trip planner to schedule your visit to Museum of Prehistory Tautavel and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Old fashioned style museum. I am very disappointed. I was expecting something more ambitious and modern. A European reference deserves the use of modern display and technology. The only room with... 
    Old fashioned style museum. I am very disappointed. I was expecting something more ambitious and modern. A European reference deserves the use of modern display and technology. The only room with...  more »
  • Informative- does not dumb down with some rather spooky and rather touching recreations of life around Tautavel around 500 000 years ago. We liked the building and the staff were great 
    Informative- does not dumb down with some rather spooky and rather touching recreations of life around Tautavel around 500 000 years ago. We liked the building and the staff were great  more »
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  • boring has-been museum. don't waste your money.
  • Really good museum, with some information having English translations, but French information quite easy to understand.

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