Located in the village of Mas d'Azil, 800 meters from the cave, the Museum of Prehistory will complete the visit to the Mas d'Azil cave by showing you 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 two levels:
• The ground floor hosts temporary exhibitions and reproductions of cave paintings and wall engravings, located in inaccessible galleries.
• The first floor (two rooms): The first presents the magnificent collections of prehistoric objects found in the cave: weapons, tools, sculpted, engraved and decorated movable art objects of admirable quality (including the famous Fawn with birds ). The second will make you discover the Azilian civilization with the famous painted pebbles.

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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  • Recommended in bad weather

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Full price: € 4,50 Child: 3 €
Price Min. Max.
Full price
(from 01/07/2023 to 07/01/2024)
Min. €4,50
Kids
(from 01/07/2023 to 07/01/2024)
Min. €3

Ticket combined with the Grotto: €10/adult - €6/child - Free for children under 5.

Opening

December 23
SATURDAY Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
December 26 to 31, 2023
Monday Closed
Tuesday Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
Thursday Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
Friday Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
SATURDAY Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
Sunday Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
From January 02 07 2024 in
Monday Closed
Tuesday Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
Thursday Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
Friday Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
SATURDAY Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
Sunday Open from 16:30:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.

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