Paléosite, Saint-Césaire (17770)

Description

35,000 years ago in Saint-Césaire used to live Pierrette, a young Neanderthal woman whose remains were discovered in 1979.
The Paléosite, opened in 2005, focuses on her discovery and remains currently one of the most advanced museographic centers in the world.

This interpretation center is one of the most modern Prehistory museums in the world.
Equipped with the latest technologies, the Paleosite offers you the opportunity to meet Neanderthal in a covered and air-conditioned space of 2000 m2 with a 20-hectare natural and wooded park.

The program includes:
- 3 cinematic rooms, 3 interactive rooms, projections on large screens, quiz, Neanderthal & sapiens comparative station, life-size prehistoric animals.
- "In the footsteps of Pierrette": a unique experience in virtual reality where the visitors play a Neanderthal woman and find themselves a place in the clan of hunter-gatherers.
- The Paleosite will also host the traditional prehistoric weapons shooting championship with around 200 participants (amateurs, enthusiasts or families) over two days.
New in 2022: " Prehistoric Pirogue Operation ", a new event on prehistoric navigation ! Visitors will be able to take part in the fabrication of a Neolithic pirogue using the methods of the time!
They will also be able to take part in the daily activities: fire lighting and flint knapping demonstration, visit of the archaeological site of La Roche à Pierrot, throwing of sagaies with a propeller, prehistoric art workshop.

At PALEOSITE, get ready for a great trip back in time for the whole family!

Nouveauté 2022

«Opération pirogue préhistorique » fabrication d'une pirogue néolithique avec les méthodes de l'époque.

Languages spoken

Français, Anglais

Labels and chains

Mental disability, Physical disability, Michelin guide, Le Routard guide, Petit Fûté, Indoor, Bad weather alternative, Qualité Tourisme™, Echappées Nature, Trésors de Saintonge

Equipments & services

Play area, Picnic area, Bar, Toilets, Air conditioning, Exhibition space, Car park, Restaurant, Meeting room, Coach parking, Free car park, Pets welcome, Educational visits, Coach access, Room hire, Shop, Guided tours

Conditions of visit

Unguided individual tours available permanently, Guided individual tours on request

On-site activities

Activity, Children's entertainment, Temporary exhibition, Handicrafts workshops, Exposition permanente

Location

En venant de Saintes, passer l'église et la mairie, puis au rond-point, prendre la première sortie. Attention, entrée du site sur la droite 100 mètres après le rond-point

Rates (€)

Adult: 10 €
Child: 6 €
Large family: 26 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years, children accompanied by an adult.

Payment methods

  • American Express
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Online payment
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Check

Opening

From 01/04 to 09/05/2022
Opening hours daily between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 1.30 pm and 7 pm. Daily between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 1.30 pm and 7 pm.

From 10/05 to 30/06/2022
Opening hours daily between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 1.30 pm and 7 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2022, daily between 10.30 am and 7 pm.

From 01/09 to 06/11/2022
Opening hours daily between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 1.30 pm and 7 pm. Daily between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 1.30 pm and 7 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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