Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel
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Musée de Préhistoire
de Tautavel

Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel

Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel

Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel

Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel
 
Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel

The site of Tautavel Cave (also called Caune de l'Arago) is an ancient karst cave in the Tautavel valley of France with over 35 feet of deposits containing over 40 very old stratified occupations, dated between 450,000 and 100,000 years before the present.

Stone tools and faunal remains have been found in abundance.
Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel
The oldest layers include several bone and bone fragments of several individuals of the so-called Tautavel Man, called Homo erectus tautavelensis.

Archaeologist Henry de Lumley of the Institut de Paléontologie Humaine has been excavating the cave since 1964 and continues research today....
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The Arago cave is one of the largest karstic caves in the southern Corbières region.

The cave is located high up, overlooking the Tautavel Valley, and offering occupants an unparalleled view of the surrounding countryside.

This observation post was ideal for prehistoric hunters, who could watch the movement of game from on high.

In addition, the Verdouble River, flowing at the foot of the cliff, was a watering place where most animals came to drink - thus providing clear advantage to the hunters of Tautavel.

Near the former entrance to the cave, a path provided easy access to another hunting domain; the vast plateau, located above the cave.

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Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel

Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel

Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel
  Opening Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel:
- 02 january to 10 july - From 10:00 to 12.30 and from 14:00 to 18.00   Wheelchair friendly
- 11 july to 21 august - From 10:00 to 19.00
- 22 august to 31 december - From 10:00 to 12.30 and from 14:00 to 18.00
- Closed day(s): 24 - 25 - 31 december and 01 - 11 january
 
Le Pays Cathare Corbières Roussillon Tourisme La Région Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée Maury village Fédération du Tourisme de Terroir en Pyrénées-Orientales
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  Musée de Préhistoire
de Tautavel
 
Leisure - Museum
 
Avenue Léon Jean Grégory
66720 TAUTAVEL
 
Phone +33 4.68.29.07.76

Email -
contact@450000ans.com

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www.450000ans.com

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Adults: 8.00 €
Children: 4.00 €
 
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