Museum of Neanderthal Man ''Jean Bouyssonie'

On August 3, 1908, the Bouyssonie abbots found the first almost complete skeleton of a Neanderthal man, as well as its burial site in the small village of La Chapelle-aux-Saints. This discovery is a world-famous reference in prehistory and an essential milestone in the history of mankind.

The Neanderthal Man Museum, located 1.5 km from this archaeological site, offers you the opportunity to discover the history of this man, to meet our prehistoric ancestors and to understand who the Neanderthal Man was.

Throughout the year, we offer many activities for young and old alike: Guided tours; Workshops for families; Temporary exhibition; Prehistory Festival with European prehistoric weapon shooting championship (first weekend in August); Scientific conferences; Prehistory Cafés; European Heritage Days...

Opening times :
- From Easter to All Saints: open every day (except Sunday) from 2.30 pm to 6 pm
- In July and August: open every day from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:30 to 18:00
- The rest of the year by appointment
- Last admission at 5.15pm

Prices :
- Adults: €5.50
- Children (6-16 years old): €3.50
- Groups (on reservation): 4,50€ (on request)
- Family workshops: +2€ / pers. (some days during school holidays)
- Schoolchildren: contact us
- VIP visit: contact us

You will discover the museum during a 45-minute guided tour.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Reservations are strongly recommended on or directly on our website

Accessible to disabled people.

Dogs are allowed (provided they do not disturb other visitors)

Methods of payment : Credit card, cash, holiday cheque, cheque


From 6 years old

Guided tour of the museum with prehistoric drawing and throwing stick workshops. 8th Prehistory Book Fair on 31/07 and 1/08.


From 3rd April to 30th June 2023 daily except Sunday from 14:30 to 18:00
From 1st July to 31th August 2023 daily from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:30 to 18:00
From 1st September to 1st November 2023 daily except Sunday from 14:30 to 18:00


Family : +2€ par personne €


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