Pont du Gard
The Cité de la Préhistoire, the perfect holiday destination!
Located in the heart of the Ardèche region, the Cité de la Préhistoire takes visitors on an amazing 350,000-year journey back to Prehistoric times! From the Middle Palaeolithic to the first Iron Age, discover the daily lives of our distant ancestors through exhibitions, workshops and activities for all ages.
Before and after each of your activities and visits in the Ardèche region, your Sandaya campsite and its facilities welcome you so that you can make the very most of a wonderful day with your family or your loved one. A dip in the heated pool, a relaxing moment at the spa, a creative afternoon at the free children's clubs, or a wild night on the dance floor, it's up to you to choose!
Visit the Cité de la Préhistoire with your family
Learning about history is great, but actually stepping into the lives of prehistoric men and women through fun workshops is even better! Hunting, keeping warm and making all kinds of jewellery and pottery are just some of the activities available that will delight your little cave boys and girls. Who will be the best at hunting or the most creative? The family competition is open!
The fascinating journey back in time continues, but this time below ground with a visit to the Aven d'Orgnac cave, an exceptional natural site that will amaze the entire family. After walking down the 720 steps (!), you will be rewarded with the breath-taking view of stalactites and stalagmites, underground beauties produced by the flow of water over thousands of years.
Visit the Cité de la Préhistoire as a couple
Who said that a journey back into prehistoric times was just for children? History buffs will love the experience of learning about the lives of prehistoric men and women through a collection of exceptional archaeological objects. Thanks to its many treasures, the Cité has been awarded the title of "Musée de France". Yet another reason to visit!
In addition to its heritage, the Ardèche is also a paradise for sporting activities for two! On water, on land or in the air, give free rein to your desires. Canoeing in the Gorges de l’Ardèche, hiking in the Païolive forest, climbing or paragliding, you aren't likely to forget your romantic getaway in Ardèche in a hurry.
Camping The Cité de la Préhistoire: our handy tips for a successful stay
Did you know? Orgnac III is one of the oldest settlements in Europe! Our Neanderthal ancestors lived there 350,000 years ago!
The Ardèche is a land of delicious treats that will delight food lovers. Cold meats, cheese, wine, not to mention chestnuts, all local produce to be enjoyed without moderation!
Good deal: one ticket provides you with access to the Aven d'Orgnac cave and the Cité de la Préhistoire. Two visits for the price of one, great! It would be a pity to miss out.
And if you really want to brush up on this period of history, there's nothing quite like a guided tour! The guides' explanations will make the visit all the more fascinating.