Prehistory Museum of Le Grand-Pressigny

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The museum unites a modern building with relics from the 12th to 17th-centurey. The collections, primarily based on flint from Grand-Pressigny and Touraine's Prehistoric Age, are displayed in the Renaissance gallery and cellars.

Description

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
  • Spanish

Comfort / services

  • Picnic area
  • Parking

Opening

Open from 01/10/2018 to 31/12/2018

  • Saturday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Sunday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Monday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Wednesday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Thursday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Friday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00

Open from 02/01/2019 to 30/03/2019

  • Saturday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Sunday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Monday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Wednesday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Thursday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Friday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00

Open from 01/04/2019 to 30/06/2019

  • Monday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Tuesday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Wednesday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Thursday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Friday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Saturday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Sunday : from 10h00 to 18h00

Open from 01/07/2019 to 31/08/2019

  • Tuesday : from 10h00 to 19h00
  • Wednesday : from 10h00 to 19h00
  • Thursday : from 10h00 to 19h00
  • Friday : from 10h00 to 19h00
  • Saturday : from 10h00 to 19h00
  • Sunday : from 10h00 to 19h00
  • Monday : from 10h00 to 19h00

Open from 01/09/2019 to 30/09/2019

  • Monday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Tuesday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Wednesday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Thursday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Friday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Saturday : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Sunday : from 10h00 to 18h00

Open from 01/10/2019 to 31/12/2019

  • Saturday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Sunday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Monday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Wednesday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Thursday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00
  • Friday : from 10h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 17h00

Extra reception info

Janvier-mars et oct.-déc: journée continue le dimanche et jours fériés. Fermé le mardi sauf pendant les vacances scolaires (zone B)
Fermé 25 décembre et 1er Janvier.


Rates

  • 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
  • Audioguide extra charge : 2,50 € - audioguides F-GB-E-D
  • Group rate : 5,00 € - Visite libre ou guidée + 15 pers. (guidée sur réservation)
  • Other rates : 4,00 € - professionnels du tourisme (par pré-vente)
  • Annual subscription pass : 16,00 € - Pass privilège
  • Free rate : - 7 years old, unemployed, guides, journalists, photographs

Payment options

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