Baume Bonne cave is one of the oldest human dwellings ever found. Located just outside the town of Quinson, France, it is about a 2 hour drive from Nice or a 90 minute drive from Marseille. This cave was inhabited by homo erectus about 400,000 years ago. About 130,000 years ago, Neanderthals moved in, and modern humans lived here after that.

The Musée de Préhistoire in town is in charge of the tour and reservations are required. Call +33 (0)4 92 74 09 59. This tour requires you to walk for 90 minutes each way to and from the cave, and the tour of the cave is 1 hour. The tour is in French.


Hours and prices (scroll to the bottom and click "visits and activities" to see the hours)

Address: Musée du Préhistoire, Route de Montmeyan, 04500 Quinson, France

Services: none at the cave