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Aven d'Orgnac - Grand Site de France - The City of Prehistory

Museum, History, Sciences and technology, Arts and culture, Prehistoric, Archeological, Anthropology, Natural sciences, Ethnology, Natural history, Local history, Geology, Museum of France in Orgnac-l'Aven
16 Full-fare
  • On the Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, the Cité de la Préhistoire - a modern, playful museographic space with the Musée de France label - evokes 350,000 years of human adventures through authentic collections of local remains of human occupation.

  • Understanding the age-old history of the earth and its inhabitants
    Situated just a stone's throw from the Gorges de l'Ardèche, Aven d'Orgnac is a unique site in several respects: classified for its scientific value, it has been awarded the "Grand site de France" label for its sustainable management of an exceptional natural site. It offers a wide range of activities in the same area, enabling visitors to understand both the geological evolution of the area and its occupation by man over the...
    Understanding the age-old history of the earth and its inhabitants
    Situated just a stone's throw from the Gorges de l'Ardèche, Aven d'Orgnac is a unique site in several respects: classified for its scientific value, it has been awarded the "Grand site de France" label for its sustainable management of an exceptional natural site. It offers a wide range of activities in the same area, enabling visitors to understand both the geological evolution of the area and its occupation by man over the course of time, notably at the Cité de la Préhistoire.

    To visit the Cité de la Préhistoire is to experience a moving face-to-face encounter with our ancestors, and to better understand who these not-so-distant men and women were!

    In this museographic space, spanning 350,000 years of human adventures - from the Middle Paleolithic to the First Iron Age - authentic objects from excavations in the Ardèche and northern Gard regions are presented in a redesigned museography, featuring multi-player touch tables, engaging soundscapes, explanatory videos, life-size illustrations and more. A modern, emotionally-charged visit that offers a fresh look at the remains on display, and depending on the season, the chance to try out prehistoric activities such as fire, flint and darts!

    >>>> Discover the Grand Site de France
    Continue your visit to the Grand Site de France with the Grotte d'Orgnac, which adjoins the Cité de la Préhistoire.
    Its gigantic volumes and the beauty of its subterranean landscapes are astonishing. Giant palms, translucent fistulas, eccentrics, candlesticks, organ cases, columns, ochre-coloured draperies, clay fir trees... coiled in balance beneath ceilings up to 55 metres high.

    The Grotto and the Cité de Préhistoire: two reasons to marvel at the past!
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 150  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Activities
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Product tasting
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Theatre
    • Oenology, study of wines
    • Discovery
    • History
  • Equipment
    • Play area
    • Picnic area
    • Lift
    • Auditorium
    • Bar
    • Toilets
    • Public WC
    • Air conditioning
    • Exhibition space
    • Car park
    • Defibrillator
    • Sustainable development
    • Film room
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Waste management
    • Photovoltaic panel
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Motorhomes allowed
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Wi-fi
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Booking of general amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Guided tours
    • Restaurant in the close vicinity
    • Free choice of caterer
    • Concert/events
    • Seminar/meeting
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer
  • From February 1, 2024 to January 5, 2025
  • Adult
    16 €
  • Child
    11 €
  • Student
    13 €
  • Job seeker
    13 €
  • Large family
    13 €
  • Audioguide
    2 €
Openings
Openings
  • From February 1, 2024 until November 15, 2024
    Open Everyday
  • From December 21, 2024 until January 5, 2025
    Open Everyday
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