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Le Thot

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| 4 1/2 miles southwest of Montignac along D706, 24290 Thonac, France
+33 5 53 50 70 44
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Part Animal Park, part Musem.

There are lots of good prehistory sites, museums & attractions in this part of the Dordogne & the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephen G
,
France
Just OK

This park has animals that are similar to those you’d find in the cromagnon era and some displays... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
colbinkey
,
Yorkshire
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| 4 1/2 miles southwest of Montignac along D706, 24290 Thonac, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots of good prehistory sites, museums & attractions in this part of the Dordogne & the Parc Du Thot has possibly tried to differentiate itself by introducing animals into its repertoire As an adult visiting with adult friends it didn't really work for...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park has animals that are similar to those you’d find in the cromagnon era and some displays including reproduction of the Lascaux cave paintings. It was ok, I think it would be better for kids and if you had some activities.

Thank colbinkey
Reviewed 29 August 2017

...But otherwise really not worth your time or attention. There is a very small animal park with a limited variety of supposedly prehistoric animals, including a genetically engineered cow, purportedly an auroch, and a pen full of many many goats who all look exactly like...More

Thank VMB76
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We came here after visiting Lascaux. It helped enormously to understand how the people of the time lived. The children took part in a few classes, the cave painting was really fun. It's true that French only is spoken in the classes, but to be...More

Thank Versailles000
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Having visited Lascaux caves we decided to go to Le Thot as well, but there was no comparison in the experience. My daughter enjoyed the animals, but every activity along the way only catered for French speaking children. Therefore, she felt excluded from the cave...More

Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is probably one of the most disappointing places we have been in a very long time. If you don't speak French, then don't waste your money, nothing is in English except for a couple of signs. They have workshops where you pay 4 euro...More

Thank susannses
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Just a poorly stocked zoo where most of the few animals were out of the way. No demonstrations or anything just a poorly made 3D film on a loop.

Thank Wellfan
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We got a combined ticket for Lascaux and Le Thot, and had a brilliant day. The animal displays at Le Thot are pretty ordinary, but we did three workshops and they were phenomenal. We (5,9,11,45 year olds) did cave art - ochres (reds and yellows)...More

Thank hayers2016
Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Le Thot, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed it ;)

Reviewed 6 April 2017

The place does not seem to cater well for non French speakers. Even though we really liked Lascaux, this was a much less successful experience...

1  Thank galiabiran
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Get a double ticket - Lascaux + Le Thot for a fab day out. There is a great interactive 3d presentation + " prehistoric mirror" where you feel you are in the presentation... Lots of animals there - all those that are represented in the...More

Thank joannka
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