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Musee des Tumulus de Bougon

Lieu Dit la Chapelle, 79800 Bougon, France
+33 5 49 05 12 13
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Museum itself is well laid out, interesting and doesn't take too long. Guided tours or audio self... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Fran A
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Parthenay, France
Great Surprise

We spend a very enjoyable and interesting couple of hours here, great value as well as it only cost... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Victor D
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Built 2 000 years before the pyramids of Egypt, the tumulus are architectural masterpieces that show the skill and genius of our builder ancestors. The museum collections illustrate the history of humanity but give special focus on neolithic period.
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  • Average6%
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Lieu Dit la Chapelle, 79800 Bougon, France
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Museum itself is well laid out, interesting and doesn't take too long. Guided tours or audio self guided are available. I stuck to reading the labels and asking for help if needed (I now know that silex is the French for flint!) Walk to the...More

Thank Fran A
Tumulus P, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear visitor, Tthank you so much for your kind comment ; we are so happy that you have enjoyed your visit ! Next time, let us know about your dog, because he can wait for you in a nice closed patio with shadow and with...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

We spend a very enjoyable and interesting couple of hours here, great value as well as it only cost €4.50 each including English audio guide. The museum is modern and easy to follow and took us about an hour. Outside are several original tombs and...More

Thank Victor D
Tumulus P, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Dear Victor Thank you so much for your kind comment ! We hope we'll see you soon in musée des tumulus de Bougon. Sincerely, Stéphanie Visage Community manager Musée des tumulus de Bougon

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Out inb the countryside you just do not expect to find a site like this wirth an excellent modern museum and a real feeling of history. Difficult to believe our distant ancestors could achieve the building of these tombs and that they remain to this...More

Thank John S
Tumulus P, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Dear John, Thank you for your comment ! We are so glad that your visit has been a pleasant moment. We hope we'll see you soon in musée des tumulus de Bougon again ! Kind regards, S. Visage

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Glad we stopped here on our travels! Such a unique place to visit and so interesting, walking in the steps of such ancient history. The english handsets provided all the information required and each piece was no more than a few minutes, with option to...More

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Tumulus P, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Dear visitor, Thank you so much for your great comment ! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. We hope we'll see you sonn in the musée des tumulus de Bougon. Sincerely, S. Visage Community manager

Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is an interesting site for history buffs. They have headsets in english. They say there are numbers on the sites, that you put into the headset, but most of the numbers are missing. However, if you just start with 1 and work up into...More

Thank Ivebeeneverywhere99
Tumulus P, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Dear Visitor Thank you for your great comment ; I'm sorry and apologize if numbers were missing when you visit the site and I will check them as soon as possible. Thank you for your helping better serve you. We hope we'll see you soon....More

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Was not sure what to expect so it was a pleasant surprise to see such a modern building housing the museum. The grounds were also lovely too. It was interesting to see the site and learn about it with an audio guide, which was provided...More

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Tumulus P, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Dear visitor, Thank you so much for your nice comment ! We hope we'll see you soon in the musee des tumulus de Buogon. Sincerely, S. Visage Manager

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived at the site around lunchtime. Good picnic area which we made use of before visiting the museum and site. Kids, aged 8 and10 were interested engaged in the hands on activities. Excellent English audio guide. Museum staff were friendly and helpful. We were all...More

Thank PlanetDigby
Tumulus P, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Dear visitor, Thank you so much for your kind comment ! We'll hope we'll see you soon in Bougon. Sincerely, S Visage Manager

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

To walk into a dolmen that is over six thousand years old has been incredible for us and our kids. Additionally there is a great museum and cafeteria. Special mention for the extraordinarily friendly staff. After a week of lots of sightseeing and very little...More

Thank MichaelHig
Tumulus P, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Dear Visitor Thank you for your great comment ! We hope we'll see you soon. Sincerely, S Visage Communication officer

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent museum with a significant and fascinating grouping of Neolithic megaliths. The site itself comprises a museum with audio guides available in English and then the outdoor area which takes a tour around a 1km circuit (flat) which shows, in recreation, how...More

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Tumulus P, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

Dear Visitor Thank you for your kind comment ! We are happy to read you enjoyed visiting the tumuli and the museum. We hope we'll see you soon in the Musée des tumulus de Bougon. Best regards, Stéphanie Visage Administration & communication officer

Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is a special place. It combines a remarkable prehistoric site with a superb quite small museum with changing exhibitions. The site is large and very atmospheric - but some walking is invoked. Thoroughly recommendedMore

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Tumulus P, Responsable relations publiques at Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Hello David Thank you so much for your kind comment ! We are happy to read you enjoyed visiting the tumuli and the museum. We hope we'll see you soon in Bougon. If you want more information about our program, let's follow us on facebook...More

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