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Parc de la Prehistoire

Village de Banat, 09400 Tarascon-sur-Ariege, France
+33 5 61 05 10 10
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An Amazing Place

I'm quite surprised by some of the negative reviews as I have always found this a most interesting... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Jack D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
A Nice Family Day Out

We decided to visit the park after looking at the entrance prices and deciding the chateau at... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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ENJOY A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES! In our activity workshops you will be able to learn to hunt, paint, prepare flints and light a fire, just the way they used to do it 14,000 years ago! And in the 'Grand Atelier' - a museum dedicated to Prehistoric Art - you will be able to watch films, and see objects and facsimiles of Niaux Cave's 'Salon Noir', the 'Forbidden Niaux' and the Marsoulas Cave. THE GIANTS OF THE ICE AGE Discover species emblematic of prehistoric times in a steppe-like landscape: a Cave Lion, a Steppe Bison, an Irish Elk and a Mammoth. The visit ends with a playful module inviting you to pit yourselves against these animals with games and original experiences. English audio guides The participative workshops are covered and stay opened whatever the weather.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice age” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (3 reviews)
“great fun” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Village de Banat, 09400 Tarascon-sur-Ariege, France
+33 5 61 05 10 10

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I'm quite surprised by some of the negative reviews as I have always found this a most interesting place to visit especially the Grand Atelier which holds some fascinating pre-historic artefacts and very lifelike representations the cave paintings It is impossible to have the original...More

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We decided to visit the park after looking at the entrance prices and deciding the chateau at Chalabre, although nearer, was a bit too expensive and also because another TA review suggested it as a good place for young children. They were right! Our two...More

Thank emla1084
Sites Touristiq... A, Responsable relations clients at Parc de la Prehistoire, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks emla for your review. We are glad your family enjoyed your day in Tarascon sur ariege. Looking forward to see you again in a cooler weather !

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

A very nice place to spend the day. Workshops and exhibits all interesting for my kids (19 months and 3 years old). Lovely setting surrounded by little mountains with clever water features that the kids enjoyed. Cave painting workshop and giants of the ice age...More

Thank Roland E
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We do admit that we had no information prior to our visit. We merely saw the signs on the road as we drove north into France. It sounded fascinating. We arrived thirsty, hungry and needing to use the restrooms. We noticed quite a lot of...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I loved this place. The surroundings are lovely and the reproductions of the cave paintings in Niaux and other regional caves were outstanding. While one can go to Niaux, sections of the cave are restricted and one cannot take photos. Here you have a 3D...More

1  Thank aagourmet
Sites Touristiq... A, Responsable relations clients at Parc de la Prehistoire, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thanks for the review and the good time in the park ! The storm is over so you ve got to come back to complete your visit ;) See you soon in Ariege !

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We went to visit with our 5yo, English speaking and we were initially worried that she would bore easily as prehistory is still a very vague concept for her. In the opposite, she had great fun in the park, particularly enjoying the painting workshop where...More

2  Thank Gregori L
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Divided between indoor and outdoor sites, the PDLP tells you as much about prehistory as you can realistically retain in one visit. The indoor museum space is superb, completed by a very informative wireless audio guide. The park itself has interactive pursuits, hosted by staff,...More

Thank MilesCF
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Top-Gun for Prehistoric periode. Excellent for adults and children Very facninating Very Beautiful An very enjoted afternoon

Thank dhperrin
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We visited this parc during a French Bank Holiday weekend in May. We arrived just before lunch and stayed for about 4 hours. Our children (11, 10 and 8 yrs), all enjoyed the day. Highlights for us were the cave paintings on the artificial wall...More

Thank Mandy J
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We visited at the end of June before the summer rush. The park is well done and kids will probably love it. The exhibition is not suitable for the visually handicapped.

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18 July 2017|
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Response from Sites Touristiq... A | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for answering us. The visit of the park is during about 3 or 4 hours. You can visit the park the morning, visit the cave and return to the park after le cave if you want. It's possible. Just explain us... More
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10 July 2016|
Response from Jeff and Evelyn... W | Reviewed this property |
It is about 3km, say 40 minutes.