Museum of Prehistory Tautavel

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It is a complex built around the Man of Tautavel. It presents the entire history of humanity in Europe from the first Europeans to the gates of history.

In 1971, the discovery of Tautavel Man by the teams of Professor de Lumley sparked the desire to create a scientific and cultural center.

Twenty years old, the man of Tautavel was 1m60 tall, he is a homo Heidelbergensis with all the characteristics of the first Europeans: a receding forehead, a bulge above the eye sockets, prominent cheekbones and an advanced jaw.

The museum is renowned for the richness of the collections but also for the fun and cultural activities which, throughout the year, allow visitors to take ownership of the life of their distant ancestors.

Hours :

Open every day (Closed on January 1st, December 24th, 25th and 31st)

• From July 11 to August 21: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
• The rest of the year: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Prices :

• Full price: 8 €
• Reduced: € 4 (7 - 14 years old, students)
• Pass: € 7
• Under 7 years old: Free

Contact information :

• For groups:


Avenue Léon-Jean-Grégory


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