Interpretation Center
in Saint-Césaire


Your journey through Prehistory, take a relaxing break whether for lunch or a snack
The Paleosite takes you on an incredible journey through time, discovering Prehistory and our origins. Who are we ? Where do we come from ? Come and enjoy an extraordinary experience meeting Neanderthals and Sapiens. Train yourself in fire lighting techniques, flint knapping and prehistoric hunting, without forgetting the unmissable guided tour of the world-famous archaeological site where Pierrette, the Neanderthal, was discovered. An interactive and educational museum space, reconstructions of habitats and prehistoric animals: come and enjoy an outing dedicated to knowledge and fun in a protected natural setting.
The average visit duration is 3 to 4 hours. Restaurant and picnic area on site.
The La Broche à Pierrot restaurant offers you simple and hearty dishes with local products, which will delight the taste buds of adults and children alike! In fine weather, head to the restaurant terrace offering a panoramic view of the park and the Homo sapiens huts.
We speak: English, French

Activities on site

  • Manual workshops
  • Permanent exhibition
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Animation
  • Children's entertainment

Rankings & Labels

  • Michelin
  • Guide The Backpacker
  • Little wily one
  • Indoor
  • Recommended in bad weather
  • Tourism Quality ™

Location details

  • In the countryside
  • Village at -2 km
Coming from Saintes, pass the church and the town hall, then at the roundabout, take the first exit.
Attention, entrance to the site on the right 100 meters after the roundabout


Average duration of the individual visit: 240 min.


  • Special family with children
  • Groups welcome
  • Special children

Language(s) of the visit

English French

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Unguided group visits on request
  • Guided group tours on request


From 01/07 to 31/08/2024, daily from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m. The ticket office closes at 18:00 p.m.

From 01/09 to 18/10/2024, daily between 10 pm and 30 pm.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday outside school holidays, open only in the afternoon.
10:30 a.m. - 18:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

From 19/10 to 11/11/2024, daily between 10 pm and 30 pm.
Open every day during school holidays (all areas).
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday outside school holidays, open only in the afternoon.
10:30 a.m. - 18:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Public holidays 10:30 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.

Exceptional Closure(s)

  • 01/01/2024
  • 25/12/2024


10 €-

6 €-
Student fee

8 €-

8 €-
Big family

26 €-
Virtual reality experience in addition 8€/pers
Escape game: €15 single rate, by reservation only
Escape game family package (2 adults + 2 children): €50
Free for children under: 6 years old

Payment method

  • Cheque
  • American Express
  • Bank / credit card
  • Cash
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers



  • Restaurant
  • Meeting room
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Picnic area.
  • Playground
  • Show room
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toilets


  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Room rentals
  • Shop
  • Guided tours

Home animals

Animals are accepted



  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Magnetic buckle available at reception


  • Tourism and Handicap brand - hearing impairment
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - mental disability
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - motor impairment
From 10 € / adult


Route de la Montée Verte
17770 Saint-Césaire
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