Paléosite

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:30 am 01:30 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:30 am - 12:30 am 01:30 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:30 am - 12:30 am 01:30 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am - 12:30 am 01:30 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am - 12:30 am 01:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Opens at 10:30 am

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Haute Saintonge and its vines

Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Disable access
  • Groups
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Restaurant
  • English
    • The Paléosite is the first interpretation center in Europe and one of the most modern in the world thanks to contemporary technologies. Come and experience Prehistory as if you were there in the footsteps of Pierrette the Neanderthal.

      On the program for your visit :
      An indoor tour
      in an air-conditioned space of 2000 m², including five fun rooms and two interactive rooms (projections on large screens, virtual reality, quiz, comparison workshops, life-size prehistoric animals, etc.).
      A shaded outdoor route in an 18 hectare natural site with reconstructions of prehistoric habitats and daily entertainment : Lighting the fire, cutting flint, rock art, rocket fire. Participatory workshops are offered on certain days by reservation at reception; clay modeling, archaeological excavations every morning, live my Neanderthal life, hunter's journey...
      Without forgetting the guided tour of the archaeological site, authentic place of discovery, which returns every summer to the fore with the campaigns excavations planned this year from mid-June to mid-July 2020; you can then observe the archaeologists in action ! A real interactive immersion in the heart of Prehistory for young and old.

      The average length of visit is 3 to 4 hours.

      Times :
      The Paléosite welcomes you from April 1 to November 15 from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm.
      Open every day during school holidays (all areas).

      Closed Mondays and Tuesdays outside school holidays
      In October : only open on Weekends and every day during the All Saints school holidays.

      * Ticket office closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

      Price :
      • Adult : 10€
      • Child (6-14 years) : 6€
      • Under 6 years : free
      • Family pass : 2 adults + 2 children (6-14 years) : 26€
      • Reduced adult rates : 6€
      • Reduced child rates : 4€


      NEW :

      Escape Game
      New movies
      New rooms with Virtual Reality
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Traveller Reviews Paléosite

4.4 sur 5 951 reviews

  • Warren Brown

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Warren Brown on 06/07/2022

    Will be back for sure

  • Alistair Binks

    2 sur 5 Reviews posted by Alistair Binks on 20/08/2017

    Rather for the little ones

  • Jessika David

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Jessika David on 30/07/2022

    Very nice ! Everything is very well explained: about 30 min of film on 3 rooms then a short walk on site with access to the excavation site (1h30 in all). Playful workshops of 45 min. Stroller access all the way. Restaurant on site, picnic site outside in the shade.

Traveller Reviews Paléosite

4.5 sur 5 328 reviews

  • "Incredibly fascinating visit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by tours145 (Tours, France) on 24/06/2019

    We, a family of five with kids aged 5, 10 and 12, arrived at the Paleosite in the morning, thinking to stop there just for two or, at most, three hours and continue our exploratory trip of the...

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  • "Fascinating and entertaining"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by 513antm (Eastbourne, United Kingdom) on 27/08/2018

    Our whole family enjoyed this day out. It was remarkably quiet with perhaps only a dozen or so other family groups, most French, on a glorious late August Sunday. The film shows were engaging and...

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  • "Oh dear, what a difference a year makes"

    2 / 5 Reviews posted by Woodabell (Guildford, United Kingdom) on 11/12/2017

    One year on I feel compelled to write another review. What was magnificent last year has rapidly deteriorated. All the electronics no longer work, the face morphing feature has disappeared, so many...

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Paléosite

Address

Route de la Montée Verte
17770 Saint Césaire

Contacts

Phone : 05 46 97 90 90

GPS coordinates

45° 44'58.99"N, 0° 30'18"W

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