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Gorges du Verdon Museum of Prehistory

route de Montmeyan, 04500 Quinson, France
+33 4 92 74 09 59
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Good dioramas and interesting videos.

This museum catalogues the evolution of man. I could not believe that these fantastic caves full of... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
SusieChopstick
Must see!

This is a well known museum in the area even though it seems to be in the middle of nowhere... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Bargemon15
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Located in Quinson, in the heart of the Verdon, the Gorges du Verdon Museum of Prehistory presents the results of archaeological digs carried out in the Verdon for over 50 years. A trip back in time for all with its circuit of alternating scenes from everyday life in prehistoric times, interactive displays and original archaelogical artefacts. Designed by the architect Norman Foster, the museum is one of the biggest Museums of Prehistory in Europe.
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  • Terrible2%
2 Aug 2017
“Good dioramas and interesting videos.”
9 Oct 2016
“Really interesting once we figured out how the tablets worked!”
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route de Montmeyan, 04500 Quinson, France
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

This museum catalogues the evolution of man. I could not believe that these fantastic caves full of paintings had been found in the river gorge and that the archaeologists had to survey them and document them and create replicas - and that the actual caves...More

Thank SusieChopstick
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a well known museum in the area even though it seems to be in the middle of nowhere - contents are a must see for enthusiasts and the Norman Foster building worth stopping for!

Thank Bargemon15
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This museum has been established using artifacts found prior to the flooding of some of the Verdon Gorge. It is a major museum, but suffers from unilingualism. All signs are in French only, and the guide's English was poor. One would have expected such a...More

Thank Daleb0422
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Ten or so TV sets along the exhibition - each showing 5 min clips, on a loop, about prehistory of the area. Interested to see other reviewers also had problems using them - thought we were being a bit thick! Don't think the instructions were...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This museum is tucked away in a small town near the Verdon gorge. The staff were really friendly and spoke some English. They had tablets which provided an English translation but we found these difficult to use.

Thank maxine c
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Such a great subject and certainly plenty of prehistoric history in the region but this museum is a let-down. Housed in an interesting building designed by Norman Foster, the exhibits are rather dull and dry. Case after case of flints, bones and the odd pot,...More

Thank debsmooth
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A stunning brutalist building promised much but the interior is a disappointment. The building is claustrophobic and dreary, the displays dated and most of the exhibits are fake ("replica" in fibre glass). There is nothing to interest younger visitors, and of my children the two-year-old...More

1  Thank Guinnog
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic collection of early civilization artifacts, displays, videos, maps, explanations. This is a major educational and research institution. Don't miss it if you have slightest interest in prehistoric man! We really enjoyed it.

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Having visited this museum soon after it opened 13 years ago, I thought that it might have changed a little over the years. It has, but not for the better. On the first visit, we had found the presentation of the reconstruction of the Bon...More

2  Thank Megansmum12
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I thought I recognised some of my relatives in the displays !! It was beautifully air-conditioned. could have done with more seating for disabled

1  Thank Norman B
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