Aven d'Orgnac - Grand Site de France - The City of Prehistory

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On the Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, the Cité de la Préhistoire - a modern, playful museographic space with the Musée de France label - evokes 350,000 years of human adventures through authentic collections of local remains of human occupation.
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Aven d'Orgnac - Grand Site de France - La Cité de la Préhistoire
Aven d'Orgnac - Grand Site de France - La Cité de la Préhistoire
Aven d'Orgnac Cave - The Prehistory City
Aven d'Orgnac - Grand Site de France - La Cité de la Préhistoire
Aven d'Orgnac - Grand Site de France - La Cité de la Préhistoire
Aven d'Orgnac - Grand Site de France - La Cité de la Préhistoire
Aven d'Orgnac Cave - The Prehistory City
Aven d'Orgnac - Grand Site de France - La Cité de la Préhistoire

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Description

Understanding the age-old history of the earth and its inhabitants
Situated just a stone’s throw from the Gorges de l’Ardèche, Aven d’Orgnac is a unique site in several respects: classified for its scientific value, it has been awarded the “Grand site de France” label for its sustainable management of an exceptional natural site. It offers a wide range of activities in the same area, enabling visitors to understand both the geological evolution of the area and its occupation by man over the course of time, notably at the Cité de la Préhistoire.

To visit the Cité de la Préhistoire is to experience a moving face-to-face encounter with our ancestors, and to better understand who these not-so-distant men and women were!

In this museographic space, spanning 350,000 years of human adventures – from the Middle Paleolithic to the First Iron Age – authentic objects from excavations in the Ardèche and northern Gard regions are presented in a redesigned museography, featuring multi-player touch tables, engaging soundscapes, explanatory videos, life-size illustrations and more. A modern, emotionally-charged visit that offers a fresh look at the remains on display, and depending on the season, the chance to try out prehistoric activities such as fire, flint and darts!

>>>> Discover the Grand Site de France
Continue your visit to the Grand Site de France with the Grotte d’Orgnac, which adjoins the Cité de la Préhistoire.
Its gigantic volumes and the beauty of its subterranean landscapes are astonishing. Giant palms, translucent fistulas, eccentrics, candlesticks, organ cases, columns, ochre-coloured draperies, clay fir trees… coiled in balance beneath ceilings up to 55 metres high.

The Grotto and the Cité de Préhistoire: two reasons to marvel at the past!

Opening

From 01/02 to 15/11/2024, daily.

From 21/12/2024 to 05/01/2025, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

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Coordinates

  • Adress2240 route de l'Aven
    07150 Orgnac-l'Aven
  • Contact04 75 38 65 10
  • E-mailContact us by e-mail
  • Web siteAccess to the siteAccess to the site
  • GPS coordinatesLatitude : 44.318361
    Longitude : 4.412499

Rates

Adult: 16 €
Child: 11 €
Student: 13 €
Job seeker: 13 €
Large family: 13 €
Audioguide: 2 €.
Free entry for children < 6 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Localization

On-line bookings