Parc Arbor et Sens - Saint-Genes-de-Lombaud
Live the adventure with your family in a forest of oaks only 15 minutes from the Bordeaux bypass. Explore forest landscapes up to 20 m high in seven acres of preserved forest. Walks in the tops of oaks, an hour’s walk over 600 meters of bridges.
Come and enjoy the site as a family: Night and evenings courses by the fire. Tarzan leaps, giant zip lines, climbing nets …
The walking paths are accessible to all, the sports routes suitable for anyone in good physical condition.
The courses are suitable for children 4-7 years. Children 7-14 years accompanied by an adult can do both red route.
Price: €20 Adults, children under 12 €15 , No family ticket available.
Le Thot – Lascaux
Situated 7 km from Montignac this centre is a valuable first stop before visiting the numerous prehistoric sites in the Périgord. The animals in the park at le Thot are similar in appearance to the species which lived in the wild in this region during the Upper Paleolithic Age and some of them are represented in the art of that time.
The animals in the park recall the species which lived in the wild in this region during the upper Palaeolithic Age and some of them are represented in the art of that time: Animals such as reindeer, the European bison, the aurochs, the Przewalski horses, the Tarpan horses, the ibex, the red deer and the fallow deer. There are also replicas of extinct species such as the mammoth and woolly rhinoceros.
Prices : Adults €6.50 Children €4.50, again No family tickets available:(
Musee de la Mer de Biarritz - Biarritz
Biarritz Marine Museum is situated by the seashore, on top of the Rocher de la Vierge which dominates the waves. From the terrace of the Marine Museum you can watch this part of the coast, a wonderful landscape of the coast ripped by plenty of reefs and rocks.
The Maritime Museum with its aquariums with more 150 species Fauna and Flora of the Bay of Biscay. The Shark Cave (Face to face with sharks of different species panoramic vision) , Hall of cetaceans (Castings and giant skeletons) History of whaling, its collections and models of boats, fishing techniques etc
Price: Adults – €8, children & students (4 -16 years) €5.50 Again No family tickets available:( This seems to be a common theme.
Aquitaine Bike Hire - Coux-et-Bigaroque
Why not hire bikes for the day and have a family day out enjoying the beautiful French countryside? They deliver and collect the bikes free of charge to your hotel, holiday home, or campsite (up to 30 km from their base, beyond that a charge is applicable)
The best cycling conditions are to be found in the Dordogne: quiet country roads to suit all levels of riding, beautiful scenery, and one of the cleanest rivers in Europe to cool off in… La Dordogne. This region is a treasure of natural beauty and is exceptionally rich in prehistory sites and historical points of interest.
Font De Gaume – Les Eyzies-de-Tayac
Since its discovery in 1901, dozens of polychrome paintings have been found in the tunnel-like Grotte de Font-de-Gaume. Stocks of artists’ materials have also been found: kilos of prepared pigments; palettes – stones stained with ground-up earth pigments; and wooden painting sticks. Painting was clearly a specialized, perhaps professional, business, reproduced in dozens and dozens of caves located in the central Pyrenees and areas of northern Spain.
Be aware that tickets sell out fast and only two hundred people are allowed to tour the cave each day; advance booking, several days ahead in peak season, is essential.
Price: Adults €7, Children – FREE
Musee de la Medecine - Hautefort
This museum is fun and educational and it is aimed at all audiences on the history of medicine. You’ll you’ll have the opportunity to admire a stunning collection of antique instruments, so that you’ll better understand the evolution of the gynecology, the obstetrics, the pediatrics, the prothesis, the dentistry, the radiology, etc. Among others, you’ll admire extraordinary surgeon cases dating back to the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, an exceptional collection of copper Poupinel ovens, of Monterland autoclaves, of dentists’ offices from 1870 to the present, etc.
Prices: Adults – €5, Children €3,50 Again, no family ticket:(
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