Prehistory Museum of Le Grand-Pressigny

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Exposition “L’archéologie à grande vitesse” au musée du Grand Pressigny en Indre-et-loire. 2018. © - Christophe RAIMBAULT - CD37

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Musee_Prehistoire_Grand_Pressigny_Cour_Bison_Credit_ADT_Touraine_JC_Coutand Jean-Christophe COUTAND

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Musée_Préhsitoire_Grand_Pressigny_Caves_Collections_Crédit_Léonard_de_Serres Leonard de Serres

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The Grand Pressigny Museum of Prehistory is housed in a château. It outlines the evolution of mankind and our way of life over a period of 200,000 years. Visitors feel they are immersed in prehistoric times alongside the life-size reproductions of animals and humans.
The museum's rich collections are a chance for them to explore the social, technical and economic aspects of prehistoric times, with special attention given to the phenomenon that has made Touraine famous in the world of archaeology: Grand-Pressigny flint.
Exhibitions and workshops are regularly organised, especially during school holidays.


An exceptional prehistoric craft industry was prevalent in Southern Touraine for 4 centuries. The long flint blades that were produced in large quantities attest to the "pressignien phenomenon" that is on highlight at the new museum in Le Grand Pressigny, built up against the vestiges of the medieval fortress. The cellars are dedicated to palaeontology, the Gallery presents the cultures which succeeded each other in Touraine for 100,000 years, and the new building houses an illustrated history of the chateau.

Languages spoken

  • French
  • English

Comfort / services

  • Picnic area
  • Parking
  • Film projection room


Ouverture du 01 au 30 September 2021
Lundi 10h00 à 18h00
Mardi 10h00 à 18h00
Mercredi 10h00 à 18h00
Jeudi 10h00 à 18h00
Vendredi 10h00 à 18h00
Samedi 10h00 à 18h00
Dimanche 10h00 à 18h00

Ouverture du 01 October 2021 au 31 December 2021
Lundi 10h00 à 12h30and 14h00 à 17h00
Mercredi 10h00 à 12h30and 14h00 à 17h00
Jeudi 10h00 à 12h30and 14h00 à 17h00
Vendredi 10h00 à 12h30and 14h00 à 17h00
Samedi 10h00 à 12h30and 14h00 à 17h00
Dimanche 10h00 à 12h30and 14h00 à 17h00

Extra reception info

Fermé 25/12 et 01/01


  • Full adult price : 6,00 € - Visite libre ou guidée (guidée sur réservation)
  • Discount rate : 5,00 € - 7/18 years old, students, large families, teachers, disabled & guide, tourist pass
  • Annual subscription pass : 16,00 € - Pass privilège
  • Group rate : 5,00 € - Visite libre ou guidée + 15 pers. (guidée sur réservation)
  • Free rate : - 7 years old, unemployed, guides, journalists, photographs

Payment options

  • Carte bleue
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash