The Parc de la Préhistoire at Tarascon-sur-Ariège takes visitors way back in time to the era of our Magdalenian ancestors, 14,000 years ago ! Take a new look at prehistoric man, his way of life and his art through discovery workshops and games. A great day out for all the family !
The Giants of the Ice Age is an experience featuring life-size models of animals covering the period from 30,000 years BC to 10,000 years BC. It is a super way to discover the environment in which our ancestors lived in a 500m² space with life-size models of animals and their habitats : cave lions, steppe bison and mammoths ! Stroll through the landscape of a reconstituted glacial steppe and use your imagination to experience a unique meeting with extremely realistic beasts ! At the end of the visit, the Défi des Géants is a fun challenge to measure you strength against that of the Giants. One thing is sure – you will certainly be blown away by your visit !
The Grand Atelier is a unique way to discover prehistoric art ! This museum is a real heritage centre for cave painting, its themes and techniques. Enter the gloomy cave to see films, models, replicas of the caves at Niaux and Marsoulas, the likes of which you have never seen before. Make the most of an audio guide to discover the Late Stone Age treasures of France and Ariège at your own pace. Watch the new film « DANS LES YEUX DE CRO-MAGNON (through the eyes of Cro-Magnon man) » which recounts the life of cave dwellers of that period. Audio guides are available in 6 languages (French, English, Spanish, Catalan, German and Dutch) including ones for children.