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MUSÉE D'ARCHÉOLOGIE DE NICE - SITE DE TERRA-AMATA

An elephant-hunters’ camp dating back 400,000 years, where the first traces of domestication of fire in the world have been discovered.
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25 bd Carnot - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 55 59 93

Opening hours: 11:00-18:00 (23/06-15/10 : 10:00-18:00)
Annual closing: 01/01, 01/05, 25/12
Weekly closing: Monday all day, Tuesday all day,
This deposit is known throughout the world as it revealed the oldest known habitations in human history. The museum presents the behaviour and way of life of the first inhabitants of Nice who located their huts on a beach and hunted elephant, rhinoceros and deer. The museum has been completely renovated for the 50th anniversary of the dig at the site. It now offers a modern museography including the latest discoveries and offering visitors a new interactive and fun visit.




Guided tours: groups by appointment.

The + French Riviera Pass
Free access

Language(s) spoken:
  • French
Payment methods:
  • Credit card
  • Cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
Equipment and services:
  • stroller accessible
Areas:
  • East Nice
  • Port
  • Sea side
Labels:
  • Famille Plus
Upcoming events
20
09
LE PALÉOLITHIQUE DU SOUS-CONTINENT INDIEN
Speaker : Claire GAILLARD (Researcher in Prehistory at the CNRS) The first human settlements of the Indian subcontinent date back more than 2 million years. See the details ›
11
10
INTELLIGENCE HUMAINE EN BORDURE DE L'HIMALAYA AVANT 2,6 MILLIONS D'ANNÉES
Speaker : Anne DAMBRICOURT-MALASSE (Paleoanthropologist, CNRS Researcher) See the details ›
15
11
LE(S) PALÉOLITHIQUE(S) D’ASIE
Speaker: Olivier NOTTER (Doctor in Prehistory) See the details ›
13
12
NOUVELLES D’ITALIE
Speaker : Elisa NICOUD (Research Associate at the CNRS - CEPAM UMR 7264). The long archaeological sequence of Valle Giumentina (Abruzzo, 600 000 - 400 000 years). See the details ›
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