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Musée de Préhistoire 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: 10:00-18:00 (02/05-31/10) 10:00-17:00 (01/11-30/04)
Annual closing: 01/01, Pâques, 01/05, 25/12
Weekly closing: Tuesday all day,

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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:
  • METROPOLITAN AREA
  • NICE
  • Port / Acropolis / East Nice
  • Nice-Sea side
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Upcoming events

Maintenant l’Origine

Exposition - from 19/06 To 19/09 - 25 bd Carnot - 06300 NICE

For several years, Martin Miguel has been working on the origin of Art, and on its very nature, creating works in concrete and paper that take up the forms of the figures of Palaeolithic cave art.

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25 bd Carnot - 06300 NICE
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