Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie du Périgord


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Location: Périgueux
Open: APR to SEP Mon, Wed-Fri 10:30-17:30, Sat, Sun 13-18.
OCT to MAR Mon, Wed-Fri 10-17, Sat, Sun 13-18.
Closed on Holidays.
[2011]
Fee: Adults EUR 4, Children (0-18) free.
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 2.
[2011]
Classification:  Museums
Light: electric
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Address: Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie du Périgord, Musée de France, 22 cours Tourny, 24000 Périgueux, Tel: +33-553-064070, Fax: +33-553-064071. E-mail: contact
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History

 
1835museum founded.
1895current building errected.

Description

The Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie du Périgord (MAAP, museum of art and archaeology of the Perigrod) is located in Perigeux. It has nothing to do with caves or mines, there is no underground part, not even an artificial mine or cave. The reason why this museum is listed on showcaves.com is the prehistoric exhibition. It shows an enormous amount of prehistoric remains from the world famous caves and abris along the Vézère valley. Highlights are engraved ivory, bones, and antlers items. But the most important exhibits are the homme du Regourdou, a 70,000 years old Neanderthal skeleton from the  Grotte de Regourdou and the homme de Chancelade, a 45 years old man from the Magdalenien, some 12,000 years old. The visit to this museum is a must if you are visiting the archaeologic site of the Dordogne.


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