Musée de Préhistoire des Gorges du Verdon

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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. Designed by the architect Norman Foster, the museum is one of the biggest Musuem of Prehistory in Europe.
The Musée de Préhistoire des gorges du Verdon presents to the public the adventure of the first men in Provence for a million years. The permanent exhibition alternates scenes of prehistoric life, archaeological objects from Haute-Provence and Verdon and multimedia media.
At the entrance of the museum, a mammoth, a woolly rhino, a reindeer, a megaceros and a saber-toothed tiger welcome visitors.

From February 1st, the Prehistory Museum will host in 2024 a new temporary exhibition: "Neolithic idols in Provence" which will reveal the secrets of these superb limestone sculptures.

A family orienteering race to discover Prehistory:
With the help of the leaflet available free of charge at the museum reception, take part in this fun and informative orienteering race that will lead you straight to the reconstructed prehistoric village.
Go back in time throughout the course, go in search of the different stages of Prehistory to discover the hidden word. Once completed and deposited in the mailbox at the entrance of the Museum, you can participate in the monthly draw that will allow you to win the gift of the month.

Accompanied by a museum mediator, you can learn how to make fire without a match, learn how to shoot archery . Activities to live in group or family, for children and adults!
Reservation required

Visiting Baume Bonne is discovering 400,000 years of human life in the Verdon. The visit is done exclusively during a hike accompanied by a museum mediator. Reservation required

• Museum labeled "Tourism and disability", "Qualité Tourisme" and "ISO 9001", "Boutique" • Picnic area nearby
SITES TO VISIT AROUND: Lower gorges of the Verdon, on foot and along the water, Riez, Roman city
Opening period (s)From 01/02 to 31/03 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Weekly closing on Tuesdays except zone B school vacations. Last admission at 5 p.m.

From 01/04 to 30/06 between 10 am and 7 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Weekly closing on Tuesdays, except Zone B school vacations. Last admission at 6 p.m.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 10 am and 8 pm.
Last entry at 7 p.m.

From 01/09 to 30/09 between 10 am and 7 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Last entry at 6 p.m.

From 01/10 to 15/12 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Weekly closing on Tuesdays except for school vacations in zone B.
  • categories :
    • Musée de France
General information
  • Parking :
    • Coach parking
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
    • Home school groups
    • Holiday Camps Home
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
    • English
    • Italian
  • Visits :
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) : 120
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    • Average group visit length (minutes) : 120
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Coach access
    • Set down on-site for groups
  • Park :
    • Park
  • Special rates available for :
    • Students
    • Special rate for jobseekers
    • Special rate for large families
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Help for client/practical :
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Help for client/practical
    • Checkroom
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Entertainment
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
    • Educational visits
  • Bathroom/toilets :
    • Public WC
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Hire/loan :
    • Room hire
  • Marketing method :
    • Online shop
  • Interior facilities :
    • Lift
    • Air conditioning
  • Electric charging points :
    • Charging station for 2 electric wheels
  • "Tourism & Disability" Certification :
    • Mental disability
    • Physical disability
    • Visual disability
    • Hearing disability
  • Special rates available for :
    • Special rate for disabled people
Musée de Préhistoire des Gorges du Verdon
Route de Montmeyan
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    • French


Reduced price: 6 €
Adult: from 8 €
Child : from 6 €
Student: 6 €
Job seeker: 6 €
Large family: 22 € ((2 adults + 2 children) + €3 per additional child)
Disabled: 6 €
Group adults: 6 €
Group children : 5 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years, press, accompanying guides.
Child entry valid for 6 - 17 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Visioguide included F, D, I, GB, NL
Ambassador cards : 14 € (unlimited entry for 1 year).
Musée de Préhistoire des Gorges du Verdon
Route de Montmeyan
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.699938
Longitude : 6.037685