Go back in time… and experience a marvellous scientific journey through a period of prehistory...

Observe, touch, listen, feel… Play the scientist and explore the world of our ancestors !



At the gateway to Quercy and Perigord, the Lémance Valley has witnessed many of history’s great events.


Why does the climate change? What did prehistoric man eat?

Why is Sauveterre in this location, so many questions that you will find the answers to.
A really new, modern, interactive place dedicated to Prehistory!
Reception, visit and documentation is available in english version.


An indoor / outdoor museum !

Continue the experience outside by visiting the nearby archaeological site of Le Martinet (unaccompanied tour).

Opening times

Periods Days Hours


From April 17th to 28th    


From Monday to Friday      


       2.00-5.00 pm               


From July 3rd - 16th




(except on Saturdays

and 14/07)


    1.30-6.00 pm

From July 17th - August 13th


(except on Saturdays and Sundays morning)


1.30-6.00 pm

From August 14th - September 3rd


(except on Saturdays and 15/08)

1.30-6.00 pm

From October 23th - November 3rd

From Monday to Friday

2.00-5.00 pm

Exceptional opening, Sunday September 17th from 2.00 to 5.00 pm


Close for Christmas holidays. 

For further informations, contact us

Last entrance 30 minutes before closing time.


Admission charges

Self-Guided Visit
Full Price (13 years and older)                         6 €                    

Discounted Price (6-12 years old, students)

                       4 €

Children under 6 years, Professionals

(Tourism, museums,…)


Pass' Family: 2 adults + 2 children

                      16 €
Family activities                         6 € 
Group adult (15 people minimum)                        60 €
Additionnal adult group                         4 €

                               Guided visit (by prior appointment)

Adult group (15 people minimum)

90 € museum visit

120 € museum visit + archeological site

Tourism & Handicap group

                       60 € 

Price valid from 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2016


Activities calendar

The activities are in french language only, if you want know it, clik here


For further informations, contact us.




*Museum adapted for disabled persons  

*Shaded parking area

*Air-conditioned rooms in summer  

*Dogs are not allowed

*Visit time : 45 minutes



Pratical information


GPS N 44°35’25’’ / E 001°00’50’’


The museum is : 

* 1 hour from Agen, Bergerac and Cahors

* 2 hours from Bordeaux and Toulouse

* Located on the D710 between Fumel and Villefranche-du-Périgord (10 minutes from Château de Bonaguil,

                                                               15 minutes from Fumel)


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