PréhistoSite of Brassempouy Museums in Brassempouy

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 01:45 pm - 06:00 pm

Opens Tuesday at 01:45 pm

Closing

  • May 1, 2024
  • September 1 to 9, 2024

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Dax / Chalosse / Tursan / Adour

Services

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  • English
    • A museum, an archaeological activity park and a prehistoric site:

      The museum presents archaeological remains discovered on the archaeological site of the Pope's caves, such as ornaments, engravings, bones of prehistoric animals and casts of statuettes discovered in Brassempouy and in Europe.

      Several guided tours are offered every day with visits suitable for children (from 6 years old). During these visits, discover the history of these caves occupied for nearly 30,000 years by our ancestors. Also discover the history of the most famous statuette in the collection, the Lady with the Hood (kept at the Saint-Germain-en-Laye archeology museum), the Mona Lisa of Prehistory, known as the oldest representation of a human face.

      Continue your immersion in the ArchéoParc , where every day the mediators present demonstrations of flint knapping and fire lighting, also learn about prehistoric hunting!

      Discover the environment and animals of the Ice Age with reconstructions of habitats and animals and real living aurochs!

      New!

      The archaeological site of the Pope's caves is open to visits (by reservation only). We offer two visit options, one with quick access (car, from February to November) and the other via the cave trail (hiking, from April to September).

      Check out our schedules and openings by clicking here!

      If you would like more information about our cultural programming, our workshops and our courses, go to our website .

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Traveller Reviews PréhistoSite of Brassempouy

4.5 sur 5 597 reviews

  • Laetitia Chalain

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Laetitia Chalain on 25/08/2020

    We spent the entire day on site with our 5 years old son. We took the 3 activities package which are worth it. If you don’t take any activities, you won’t have much to do there. The staff was really knowledgeable and helpful. If you go there on aMonday, the cafe on site is closed but there is a farm 1 km away where you can have a great lunch.

  • Gion-Andri Derungs

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Gion-Andri Derungs on 24/10/2023

    Very nice little museum with finds from the nearby cave (archeological site). The staff is great and very nice.

  • Gege Barea

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Gege Barea on 26/07/2021

    Really interesting. The tour guide was great!

Traveller Reviews PréhistoSite of Brassempouy

4.5 sur 5 104 reviews

  • "Wonderful museum - a must see in this area."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Daggi79R on 03/06/2022

    Wonderful small museum which should be visited whenever you have the chance to go. Absolutely a must see in this area and if you are intersted in ancient times. Wonderful workshops for children...

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  • "Awesome!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by miscalane (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) on 19/07/2018

    This is a must see if you're in the area. The museum has great info & artifacts, the views are beautiful, and the interactive workshops are wonderful for the kids. The staff was very helpful...

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  • "Very interesting"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by W R (Hertford, United Kingdom) on 18/04/2014

    I never knew that such carvings from this period existed. Excellent tour and in a very pretty village not far from where I was staying at Marpaps.

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PréhistoSite of Brassempouy

Address

404 rue du Musée
40330 Brassempouy

GPS coordinates

43° 38'2.75"N, 0° 41'41.15"W

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