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School holidays at Tautavel

11th August - 2nd September

School holidays at Tautavel

Tautavel museumOpen every day, the Tautavel museum offers a variety of educational and fun events throughout the school holidays.

Discover the summer exhibition on prehistoric bears and take part in interactive workshops (programme below) for no extra cost. Discover how to make fire, hunt mammoths or make pottery like our prehistoric ancestors.

Why not combine a visit to the museum with wine tasting and/or lunch in a local restaurant?

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Tel: 04 68 29 07 76

School Holiday Activities

With an interactive workshop every afternoon during the holidays, the kids can go wild, for no extra charge!

  • Monday, Thursday & Sunday – Fire
  • Tuesday, Friday & Saturday – Propulsion
  • Wednesday – Jewellery

You can also take the guided museum tour to really make the most of your visit. From Monday 16th July to Friday 24th August, the tour leaves every day at 11am, 2pm and 4pm (9€ adults / 5€ children / free for under 7s).

Adults and children over 7 years can explore the underground chambers of the grottes with a guided visit every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4pm. (4€ adults / 2€50 children.)

Reduced passes available for for both visits : 10€ adult / 6€ children.

Journées de l’Homme de Tautavel

Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th July

Marvel at the inventiveness of our prehistoric ancestors. Discover and try your hand at their techniques via four workshops: evolution, shooting with a propeller, lighting fires, making jewellery.

Members of the Tautavel research team will host a forum where each specialist will present a 45 minute speech on their discipline.

There will also be prehistoric games and a giant outdoor treasure hunt.

Fête de la Préhistoire

Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd August

During the Prehistoric Festival, a dozen outdoor workshops will be offered to visitors to the museum.

Take part in creating fire, propeller shooting, archery, cooking, stone cutting, making grease lamps, art and furniture, designing jewellery, pottery, basketry, weaving, rope making, etc.

Prehistorians will host a forum during the festival to present their research and contributions to prehistoric knowledge.

Festival de l'Astronomie

Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th August

2pm – 6pmWorkshops
6pmWelcome apéritif
10.30pmObservations (Stade Albert Pla)
3pmConference: The cursed theory of evolution
4pmConference: Mythology and astronomy / Starry sky dreamers
9.15pmConference : Man in the universe
2.45pmConference : Gaseous giants of the solar system
4pmConference : Presentation of images
9.15pmConference: 2 years of the life of the comet unveiled by the Rosetta mission
11pmLegends of the sky (observation)
3pmConference : Troyen asteroids
4pmConference : Save the night! Astronomy and light pollution


11th August
2nd September
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