Designed by the famous English architect Norman Foster, this museum is located in the Verdon Natural Regional Park, which boasts France's "Grand Canyon." There are artifacts from the prehistoric inhabitants of the area, going all the way back to homo erectus. This museum also has a prehistoric village nearby (free to visit, open all year) that shows recreated dwellings from 4,000 to over a million years ago. You can also tour Baume Bonne cave through this museum, but reservations are required. There is a replica of the cave inside the museum, which features a short film about the excavations there.

Museum open from 1 February to 15 December. Wheelchair accessible.

A replica of Baume Bonne cave inside the museum


Hours and prices

Address: Route de Montmeyan, 04500 Quinson, France

Services: Free parking, gift shop, cafeteria, toilets, wheelchair accessible