In the footsteps of the past ...
Offer children a unique experience: a real journey through time. Together, cross the different eras that have marked the history of the Earth and of Life, thanks to Xploria Park, the Mas d'Azil cave and the Prehistory Museum. Three essential sites for learning about the origins of the living world. A day rich in discoveries and fun: digital tools, tactile models, giant animals will delight young and old!

In the program :

10h Guided tour of the park Xploria - 43.079436, 1.376767
Young and old, come and discover the history of biodiversity since the creation of the universe until today: to know everything from the first living organisms to Dinosaurs, from ferns to delicate orchids, marine life to giant mammals from prehistoric times!
Educational pond, corridors of time, life-size reconstructions, botanical spaces, tactile models, real fossil to touch and many other fun and scientific activities await you at Xploria Park.


12h Picnic from the bag


14h30 Guided tour of the Caves du Mas d'Azil - 43.068888, 1.354795
Discover the Grotto and its amazing dimensions:
- Cycle I => Storytelling tour "Once upon a time in Prehistory": Accompanied by Enea, a small inhabitant of the cave, the children explore a new environment and wake up to the Prehistory (lifestyle, objects, music). They go in search of Arin, fawn and companion of Aenea, who has hidden in the Grotto.
- Cycle II => The Prehis-Artists: Discovery playful Homo sapiens who lived in Mas-d'Azil for nearly 29 years. The emphasis is on their way of life, works of art and prehistoric music that they will practice.
- Cycle III => "Before France ... the first Homo sapiens in Europe": Children have the privilege of discovering some of the oldest traces left in France by the Homo-sapiens.
- Cycle IV => The long history of Homo sapiens: The visit of the cave and the museum will teach children the long history of Homo sapiens in Mas-d'Azil; of Aurignacians (39.000 years) to farmers, breeders, sedentary Neolithic through Magdalenian artists (16.000 years old) and Azilian snail hunters.

Thematic workshops are available at each of the sites. 

This price includes : the visits mentioned in the program.
This price does not include  : transport and transfers - meals - personal expenses - cancellation insurance - additional options


The educational objectives : 
- Acquire landmarks in time and space as well as knowledge of the world around us. 
- Understand and describe the real world, that of nature and that built by man. 
- Respect living things and acquire responsible behavior
- Create a link between the participants through common activities. 


CONSULT THE DETAILED DESCRIPTIVE SHEET IN THE "MEDIA" SECTION BELOW.


Discover our valleys in complete safety : Following the health crisis linked to COVID-19, we must remain vigilant. So we adapt in order to welcome you in the best conditions. All of our partners have implemented strict protocols so that you can enjoy your outings optimally and in complete safety. These measurements will be communicated to you from our first discussions. 

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  • Regional Natural Park - Ariège

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Arize - Lèze

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