Site préhistorique de Castel-Merle

Parcs préhistoriques/récréatifs

Company name: 
Site préhistorique de Castel-Merle
24290
Sergeac
Phone. 
+33 5 53 42 30 09

Description

 

 

The Templar village of Sergeac along the left bank of the Vézère River in the Dordogne, the prehistoric site of Castel-Merle includes ten remarkable rock shelters which were occupied by Neanderthal 85,000 years ago and Cro-Magnon 35,000 years ago.
This concentration of deposits, located halfway between the Lascaux caves and Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, is one of the most largest in the world.
In 2012, the site of Castel-Merle came into the spotlight when American researchers announced that they were able to precisely date an engraved stone block to 37,000 years before the present day.
This means that Castel-Merle is home to one of the oldest forms of cave art in Europe and perhaps even the world. After touring the shelters, continue your trip through time to become the hero of Castel-Merle: experiment with a propulsor or reserve a painting or jewellery workshop. Watch as flintstones...
 
 

Services

Equipments: 
Picnic area
Activities: 
Workshop for adults
Workshop for children
Prehistoric site: 
yes
Pets Allowed 
Spoken languages: 
French
English
Dutch

Rates

Rates: 
Adult : 6,50 €
Child : 3,50 €
Group : contact us
Opening: 
From 01/04/2018 to 30/09/2018

 

Opening hours : 

10h-12h, 14h-17h.

July/August : 10h-18h.

Means of payment: 
Cheques and postal orders
Chèques Vacances
Cash
Siret number: 
39187180300014
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