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Prehistorical site of Castel-Merle

24290 Sergeac, Montignac, France
+33 5 53 42 30 09
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Fantastic guide!!

This is certainly worth a visit. Delightful setting and a guide who is the Lady Mayor of the... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Oslo, Norway
for lovers of pre-history

an extraordinary setting packed with history: pre-historic, roman, medieval, present day we were... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Washington, D.C.
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“les eyzies” (2 reviews)
“castel merle” (3 reviews)
“shelter” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
24290 Sergeac, Montignac, France
+33 5 53 42 30 09
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is certainly worth a visit. Delightful setting and a guide who is the Lady Mayor of the community who really knows the history!!

Thank OsloScot
Reviewed 13 October 2016

an extraordinary setting packed with history: pre-historic, roman, medieval, present day we were privy to an informative presentation of the skills, trades of pre-historic peoples and how they gathered to exchange their knowledge much as modern man does today at conferences You can walk through...More

1  Thank globalartlover
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We spent a delightful couple of hours at this humble archaeological site. Part of its charm is not being an attraction with a capital A. Its background as a major centre for nomadic Palaeolithic populations has been only partially revealed for visitors. More evidence must...More

Thank loulourella
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was an amazing day, memorable beyond description (although I'll try). Our group was scheduled for a full day of learning at Castle Merle. First major insight, we were not "cave men" we were shelter dwellers. And the shelters, occupied by Cro-Magnon man are 35,000...More

Thank Bonnie F
Reviewed 24 September 2015

WE had a comfortable room adjacent to the garden. We dined in two nights and both dinners were excellent. We eat in some nearby villages on the other two nights. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful. We extended our stay as long as we...More

Thank JEG1234
Reviewed 13 September 2015

One of many similar sites in this area. We only walked to the site in the late afternoon, and it was then closed to the paying visitors. I am sure it had much more to offer, but site looked rather tired and uncared for.

Thank footlands
Reviewed 28 August 2015

The information that was given kept the children interested. The guide help teach the girls how to throw spears...how great is that

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

This was ok if you are French as the guide said he was to lazy to translate into English. It is not as described in the 2014 Valle Vezire tourist guide as it says how to demonstrate how to light a fire using flint,ale some...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Castel-Merle is a complete experience of the prehistoric. Besides it being an ongoing archeological dig, the owners provide direct insights into prehistoric life. We watched a young man make fire with a couple of rocks and some tinder, knock flakes off a flint core stone...More

Thank Dallasbirder
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Castel-Merle is an ongoing dig, the perfect stop for a professional like me. There is a young lady, Isabelle, who gives a super tour to visitors at the dig site. Her grandfather (?) was the original digger; he lives in the nearby village where he...More

2  Thank xprof
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