Practical information



+33 (0)5 53 06 45 45

Ticket office/ giftshop/ indivudual visits and workshop reservation :
+33 (0)5 53 06 45 49

Group visits reservation:
+33 (0)5 53 06 45 65 / Fax 05 53 06 45 67


Auditorium conferences reservation:

Opening hours

July and August: 9:30am to 6:30pm without interruption, every day
June and September: 9:30am to 6:00pm without interruption, closed on Tuesdays
October to May: 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 5:30pm, closed on Tuesdays
Closed on December 25th and January 1st.

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.
Visitors must exit the lower gallery 30 minutes before closing.


Wheelchair Access

All museum rooms are wheelchair-accessible through the elevators and ramps.



It is prohibited to bring animals into the museum, with the exception of guide dogs.


Getting to the museum


Musée National de Préhistoire
1, rue du musée
24620 Les Eyzies


How do I get to the museum ?

The museum is centrally located in Les Eyzies, above the Place de la Mairie.

By car:

Périgueux-Sarlat (D47): Distance: 45km from Périgueux, 20km from Sarlat

Starting from highway A20: exit Souillac, head in the direction of Sarlat, distance from Brive-la-Gaillard: 60km

Starting from highway A89: exit Saint-Laurent-sur-Manoire, Distance: 35km


By train:

Paris-Limoges-Périgueux-Agen line. Duration of the trip starting at Périgueux: 30 minutes (contact the SNCF for information and timetables)

Come by TER Nouvelle-Aquitaine

You can use the form below to look up TER timetables in real-time: