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The Museum offers visitors a wonderful voyage through the ages in order to better understand the lives of the women and men who inhabited the Haut-Languedoc during the Neolithic period. Their daily life, their stone architecture (megalithism), and their burial rites are traced through the objects found on the archaeological sites (ceramics, flint tools, polished axes, furs …).
You will learn about:
- neolithic furniture that was adapted to the Bois des Albières (the Camprafaud grotto). In around 4500 BCE, the Chasséens, that inhabited the major part of the national territory, took up residence inside the underground cave that is the Camprafaud grotto and left some very interesting furniture.
- The Saintponien furniture (-3500-2300) was discovered in the Resplandy grotto in Saint-Pons-de-Thomières, the eponymous site of this civilisation : pottery, bone and deer horn industry and stone industry.
The highlight of the visit: the staging of 9 menhir statues (cast réplicas) set in a décor of undergrowth painted on canvas where the light changes from day to night to the accompaniment of an atmospheric soundtrack.
Musée de Préhistoire Régionale de Saint-Pons-de-Thomières (Prehistory)
34220 Saint-Pons-de-Thomières 04 67 97 22 61
- Full price : €3.50
- Reduced price (children between 6-12 years) : €2
- Free children under 6 years
June and September :
- From Thursday to Sunday
- from 10am-12pm and from 3pm-6pm
July and August :
- From Tuesday afternoon through Sunday
- From 10am-12pm and from 3pm-6pm