Prehistoric activities

Demonstrations and workshops

To let you rediscover our ancestors' skills, our activities team offers a range of outdoor prehistoric technical workshops and demonstrations, all round the Cité de la Préhistoire. On offer: getting to grips with spear-throwers, discovering the secrets of fire and sharpening flints. Release the Prehistoric Man in you!
The workshops and demonstrations are free and included in your visit!

Guided tours

Every day from April to October, the Cité de la Préhistoire offers you guided tours. Get to know our ancestors with help from a guide who will teach you about the evolution of prehistoric lifestyles, from the Neanderthals 350,000 years ago, to the first warrior knights in 800 B.C.
Sign up at the museum when you buy your tickets. Length: around 1hr15. Subject to cancellation under exceptional circumstances.

Long-forgotten skills

At the Cité de la Préhistoire itself, there are special exhibits that can be handled by visitors of all ages: different types of stones, bones, wood and leather that you can have a go at cutting, scraping, piercing, etc., and even a chance to grind your own flour!