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SauveTerre Prehistory Museum

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Museum of France (French official classification)(French quality seal)(French seal for touristic sites accessible for people with a disability)

Plunge into time... and try out an amazing journey accross prehistory and science, at the heart of SauveTerre Prehistory Museum.

Observe, touch, listen, feel... Play the scientist and explore our ancestors' universe thanks to models, facsimiles, touch screens, videos, taxidermies...

The adventure goes on, if you want, outside, along the prehistoric path, to the archeological site.

Many events are proposed during school holidays and summer. An essential place to discover as from now!
Some of these events are accessible for people with a disability (for more information, ask the museum).

The archeological site of the Martinet is located a few steps from the museum. It was listed Historical Monument in 1932. In 1923, Laurent Coulonges, archeologist, discovers hundreds of small silex points, less than a centimiter high. It characterizes a new prehistoric era, called "Sauveterrien" by the archeologist. The path going to this excavation site is punctuated by explanatory boards along the Lémance river, and it is where temporary events organized by the museum take place.

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Bus Park
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Free visit on request
Groups allowed
Guided tour on request
Permanent free visit
Permanent guided tour
Workshop visit
Maximum group
Minimum group
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Activités sur place

Specific themed events - Workshop for adults - Workshop for children

Crédits photos : © SauveTerre Musée de Préhistoire
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Contact details
SauveTerre Musée de Préhistoire

Le Bourg

Phone : +33 5 53 40 73 03
Email : contact\|

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- from the 15th to the 26th of April and from the 21st to the 31st of October: from Monday to Friday from 2pm to 5pm.
- from July 1st to 14th and from August 12th to 29th: every day (except Saturdays, July 14th and August 15th) from 1:30 pm to 6 pm.
- from July 15th to August 11th: every day (except Saturdays and Sunday mornings) from 10.30 to 12.30am and from 13.30 to 6pm. Opening for the European Heritage Days on Sunday, September 15th from 2 to 5pm.


Adult (from 13 year-old): 6 euros
Child (from 6 to 12): 4 euros
Child (under 6 year-old): free
Reduced price (unemployed people, students, disabled people): 4 euros
Family'Pass (2 adults and 2 children): 16 euros