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?

Where prehistoric people live?

Why mammoth did disappeared? 

Are scientist always right?


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 18th to 29th    


From Monday to Friday      


          2.00-5.00 pm               


From July 1st - 10th





(except on Saturdays)


 1.30-6.00 pm

From July 11th - August 14th


(except on Saturday and Sunday mornings)


1.30-6.00 pm

From August 15th - 28th


(except on Saturdays and 15/08)

1.30-6.00 pm

From October 24th - November 4th

From Monday to Friday (exept on the 01/11)

2.00-5.00 pm


Close for Christmas holidays. 

For further informations, contact us

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Opening throughout the year for groups by appointment, on request.


Admission charges

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

Discounted Price (6-12 years old, students and disabled people)

                       4 €

Children under 6 years, Professionals

(Tourism, museums,…)


Family Pass': 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 € 

Activities calendar

The activities are only in french, if you want to know them, click 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)

See map



SauveTerre Musée de Préhistoire

51 Rue du Vieux Bourg 47500 Sauveterre-la-Lémance


+33 (0)5 53 40 73 03 / Nous contacter / Accès

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