Musée de Préhistoire des Gorges du Verdon

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Presentation

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. Designed by the architect Norman Foster, the museum is one of the biggest Musuem of Prehistory in Europe.
1 million years of man's history un provence. A trip back in time for all with its circuit of alternating scenes from everyday life in prehistoric times, interactive displays and original archaeological artefacts.

500 metres from the museum, a village made up of 5 prehistoric habitats and a Neolithic garden have been reconstructed. A musuem will help you to learn how to light a fire without matches, cut flints, use a bow and arrow or throw an assegai with a propulsion mechanism. All of these activities are for both children and adults. Village access free of charge.

The "Baume Bonne" cave, this major site in European Prehistoric times bears witness to Man's presence in the Verdon and tells the story of the evolution of his life-style. The cave can only be visited accompanied by a museum guide and can be accessed along a path wich winds through the undergrowth.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS 2019
30 March to 30 November - Alpine Hoards of the Bronze Age. At a time when metal was gaining ever-increasing importance in the warlike societies of the Bronze Age (2200 to 800 BCE in Europe), collections of objects were deliberately buried underground. These “deposits” remain a mystery. Were they bronze-makers’ stocks? Were they to be melted down? Offerings of some sort? Goods hidden during conflicts?
Organised around the presentation of the deposit of Monte Cavanero (Cuneo province, Italy), the Moriez hoard from France and regional collections, the exhibition presents the diversity of metal deposits in the Bronze Age in the Alps and its interpretations.
Exhibition organised as part of the European TRACES project.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 01/02 to 31/03 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/04 to 30/06 between 10 am and 7 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 10 am and 8 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09 between 10 am and 7 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/10 to 31/10 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Accreditations & Guides
  • National :
    • Qualité Tourisme™
    • Accueil Vélo
    • Valeurs Parc Naturel Régional
  • "Tourism & Disability" Certification :
    • Mental disability
    • Physical disability
    • Visual disability
Catégory/ies
  • Localisation :
    • Quinson
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
    • Educational visits
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 120
  • categories :
    • Musée de France
    • Departmental museum
  • themes :
    • History
    • Prehistoric
  • Rooms equipped for :
    • Seminar/meeting
Information
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • Entertainment :
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
  • Shop :
    • Shop
    • Online shop
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
  • Interior facilities :
    • Lift
    • Air conditioning
  • Cultural leisure facilities :
    • Exhibition space
    • Auditorium
  • Bathroom/toilets :
    • Public WC
  • Equipment :
    • Meeting room
    • Charging station for 2 electric wheels
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Coach access
    • Set down on-site for groups
  • Help for client/practical :
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
  • Restaurants :
    • Restaurant
    • Fast food
Useful Information
  • Services :
    • 10 people min per group
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
    • English
    • Italian
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
    • Guided group tours on request
  • Rooms equipment :
    • Video projector
    • Microphone
    • Camera
    • Table
    • Chair
    • Speaker pulpit
    • Air conditioning
    • Rectangular table
  • Audio-guide language(s) :
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Dutch

Tarifs

Adult: 8 €
Child (6-18 years): 6 €
Student: 6 €
Large family: 22 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.
  • Payment methods :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cheque
    • Chèques Vacances
    • Cash
Contact
Musée de Préhistoire des Gorges du Verdon
Route de Montmeyan
04500
Quinson
Phone : +33 4 92 74 09 59
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Musée de Préhistoire des Gorges du Verdon
Route de Montmeyan
04500
Quinson
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Latitude : 43.7
Longitude : 6.0371
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