At Verdon Gorge Museum of Prehistory, most workshops take place in the afternoon. We recommend you visit the museum before taking part in the workshops. That way, you will see the objects and scenes of daily life you viewed at the museum in action at the prehistoric village.
Alternatively, take part in the workshops organised by the education department one day and save the museum itself for a future visit. When you return, viewing the collections of knapped stones, tools, armour and clothing will bring the skills you learned during the workshops back to you.
Scientific research in archaeology is based on concrete sampling and excavations. In the same way, you can bring the knowledge of prehistory you gain at Quinson to life by learning some very practical skills dating from the dawn of time.
The museum's expert guides are here to teach you the skills of our ancestors. Individually or as a family, learn to knap a flint, light a fire without matches, shoot a bow or use an atlatl to throw a spear. You will realise just how important these techniques were to people in prehistoric times, and appreciate the time and effort required to hone the skills: knapping a flint to create a useful tool or utensil is more difficult than you might imagine!
You've learned to hunt, so you can survive. Now, why not make life a little more comfortable using skills developed by the first artists and craftsmen: make jewellery, model ceramics, or fashion a polished axe head by carving bone.
Activities in the prehistoric village are suitable for both children (ages 6 and up) and adults. Our expert guide team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the workshops.
Reservations are essential – call us on +33 (0)4 92 74 09 59 or mail