Open summer 2021

Sanitary measures in place:
Wearing a mask compulsory for all, hand washing with hydroalcoholic gel all along the route, direction of movement ...


Located in the village of Mas d'Azil, 800 meters from the cave, the Museum of Prehistory will complete the visit of the Mas d'Azil cave by making you discover a collection of objects found on the site.

Its ambition is to make you discover the modernism and the know-how of the occupants of the cave through their remains, some of which are of great technical and artistic prowess.

An inestimable collection of remarkable pieces including the famous Azilian pebbles!

Among the most famous pieces housed in the museum, you can admire the reproduction of the famous ornate thruster named "the fawn with birds", considered one of the masterpieces of Paleolithic art.
Other highlights of the visit, the exhibition of the only human testimony of the cave, a Magdalenian skull, presented with its scientific reconstruction and the presentation of the Azilian through its microliths and painted pebbles so typical of Mas-d'Azil .

The visit takes place on three levels.

• The ground floor hosts temporary exhibitions.

• The first floor (two rooms):

The first presents the magnificent collections of prehistoric objects found in the cave: weapons, tools, carved, engraved, decorated objects of art (including the famous Fawn with birds).
The second will make you discover the Azilian civilization with the famous painted pebbles.

• The second floor offers you a discovery of the inaccessible galleries decorated with the cave with the reproduction of prehistoric paintings and engravings.

Useful information :
Entrance to the Prehistoric Museum is included in the entrance fee to the Grotte du Mas-d'Azil
Average duration of the free visit: 30 to 40 minutes
Pets not accepted
No photography allowed

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  • Museum of France

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Arize - Lèze

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Others: 5,50 € Others: 3 € Others: 4,50 € Others: 9 € Others: 6,90 € Others: 24 €
Price Min. Max.
Combined ticket Cave / museum 5-18 years old Min. 5,50€
Museum admission 5-18 years old Min. 3€
Adult Museum Entrance Min. 4,50€
Adult cave / museum ticket Min. 9€
Student cave / museum ticket Min. 6,90€
Family Pass twin ticket Min. 24€

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