Ariège Prehistoric Park © sites Touristiques Ariège / SESTA-Demoulin
If someone has visited the prehistoric caves from Cantabria (either the well-known Altamira, the amazing Soplao cave or the mysterious Castle cave), as it passes through the French region of Ariège, you will discover an area very similar to the Cantabrian with echoes of a past of more than 14,000 years of history and an underground landscape in the purest style of gruyère cheese.
During our holidays in the Pyrenean region of Ariege we dedicate ourselves to a few trekkings, to rest and we also get on a time machine to know the life of our ancestors in its French side and, in passing, to verify that it does more than 1 For years they knew how to trace and draw animals and utensils much better than a server.
The Prehistory Park
Grand Atelier © sites Touristiques Ariège / SESTA-Demoulin
Throughout the region there is a network of caves that bring us closer to the lifestyle of the Paleolithic man. I advise you to enter this world from a initial visit to the Prehistory Park in Tarascon-sur-Ariège, and although it does not come to the case, it is curious to know that this was the hometown of the well-known musketeer d'Artagnan.
The Prehistory Park occupies about 13 hectares ideal for acquiring the fundamental knowledge to understand the art and customs of the men who lived in the Ariège region during prehistory. It is a ideal visit for family since it is not only a pedagogical visit, with a museum with interesting pieces of art, but also fun, offering fun activities such as spear throwing, painting bison on murals, undertaking archaeological excavations or learning how to make fire without the use of cigarette lighter or matches.
With the mountains of the Pyrenees in the background, the Prehistory Park offers an ideal place to spend a good family day alternating pedagogical and recreational activities.
Ticket price: 9.90 euros (adults)
Official Site | Prehistory Park
The Niaux Grotto
Niaux Grotto © sites Touristiques Ariège / SESTA-Demoulin