This museum is dedicated to 450,000 year old Tautavel Man, the oldest human remains ever found in France. This subspecies of Homo Erectus (H. erectus tautavalensis) was discovered in Arago Cave in Tautavel along with stone tools and animal bones. The cave was inhabited from about 600,000 to 400,000 years ago. Tautavel man is considered to be an ancestor of the Neanderthals.
In the summer there are many special activities, including occasional tours of the cave. Check their website for current information.
Displays are in French, but audio guides in other languages are available.
Address: Avenue Leon Jean Gregory, 66720 Tautavel, France
Services: Gift shop, audio guides, toilets, wheelchair accessible