Workshops to discover Prehistory while having fun!

Take advantage of the summer holidays to introduce your children to Prehistory. Several tourist sites offer you specific activities in addition to the visit.

Many workshops for children are offered in Les Eyzies:

Au National Museum of Prehistory, take part in fun visits or workshops offered throughout the school holidays: fun prehistory, stories of footprints, etc.

“Family” activities are also offered 1 Sunday per month outside the holiday period (Family Sunday).

Family at the National Museum of Prehistory in Les Eyzies

Prehistory Interpretation Center in Les Eyzies de Tayac in the Vézère valley - Dordogne / Black Périgord
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Come and learn about Prehistory!

A little further along Rue du Moulin, open the doors of the Prehistory Interpretation Center.

A rich program of workshops is offered during school holidays: stories from 3 years old, prehisto investigation, prehisto lab, etc.


An edutainment exhibition on the evolution of the landscape in the Vézère Valley is also in place on the 2 floors of the building. It allows us to understand the remains left by our prehistoric ancestors and the impact on our current environment.

Always at Eyzies, world capital of Prehistory, on the road to Sarlat: the Roc de Cazelle Caves. In addition to a walk in the rock, the site offers free workshops throughout the summer: flint knapping, stone painting, propellant shooting and fire lighting.

The troglodyte sites, inhabited since prehistoric times, are not left out of the activities around this theme.

The village of Madeleine, which gave its name to the Magdalenian period, offers flint engraving and prehistoric painting workshops in the summer season (for children aged 5 to 12).

On the prehistoric site of Castel Merle à Sergeac , you will have fun with your family.
Come and learn how to make a prehistoric jewel, a cave painting, etc. You will participate in spearfishing every day during the summer school holidays.

Le Thot, an ultra-complete program of activities and entertainment for children:

Every day, different workshops:

Wall art (from 5 years old)

Archaeological dig (from 7 years old)

Lamp manufacturing (from 7 years old)

Prehistoric adornment workshop (from 5 years old)

Flint knapping awareness (from 7 years old)

Leather work  (from 12 years old)

Information and reservations on the site internet of Thot !

Prehistory, an inexhaustible subject for researchers

Many remains have been discovered in the Vézère valley, but every year Archaeological excavations continue to be carried out and increase knowledge about our ancestors and their way of life.

Literary works and scientific articles expose these discoveries to paleontologists and archaeologists around the world. However, the sites of the Vézère valley are trying to popularize this knowledge by organizing exhibitions, conferences, etc.

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Regularly the National Museum of Prehistory, in collaboration with Abri Pataud and SERPE offers conference cycles on Prehistory.

Two hiking trails on Prehistory

The Micoque path aux Eyzies takes you to the largest prehistoric sites discovered in the town. Explanatory panels mark the nearly 13km route.

The Vézère valley is animated by a walking path called “In the footsteps of the men of Lascaux”, it allows you to partly follow the Vézère river and admire the cliffs where prehistoric men took shelter. Each step leads you to the discovery of sites such as the Lascaux cave, the site of Castel-Merle ou the Bara-Bahau cave.

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