Français EnglishThe Lazaret Cave is an historic human settlement occupied between 190 000 and 120 000 BC.
Located on the sea border in front of the Port of Nice lighthouse, it is open to the public with some limitations.

As of May 16th 2020, the cave is open to the public with a max 5 pers. attendance and a sound and light show is run every hal hour.

"Filled with sediments more than seven metres thick putting its age somewhere between 190,000 and 120,000 years old, covering almost a whole glacial cycle, the Lazaret cave - property of the departmental council and listed as an historic monument in 1963 - is a prehistoric site of international scientific and cultural interest. This is an important spot for world prehistory, based on a trans-disciplinary approach to increase knowledge and understanding of:

The emergence of the classic forms of Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) on the Mediterranean coast and more generally in Europe.
The evolution of subsistence strategies developed by prehistoric humans during glacial periods.
The evolution of the material cultures of these prehistoric populations (typology and technology of stone tools during the transition between the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic).
The evolution of social behaviour (cognition) in the ancient settlements of Southern Europe.
The evolution of palaeobiodiversity (fauna and flora), climates, environments and the dynamics of interactions between prehistoric humans and their habitat on the Mediterranean coast throughout a glacial cycle.
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CALENDAR


Until Sunday 30th August except on Monday Tuesday
Animation jeune public.
Animations d'été à la grotte du Lazaret
Français EnglishChildren activities this summer.

On wednesday, thursday and friday : archaological digging, kids from 7 to 14. (call for reservation / ¤1.50)

From wed. to Sun : " Enquête « un vol au Lazaret »", "Immersion préhistorique dans la grotte du Lazaret" & "Enquête sur l'évolution de l'homme" games and video shows (free). .

Until Monday 31st August 10h-16h30 (10am - 4:30pm) except on Monday Tuesday
Exposition.
Réouverture de la Grotte du Lazaret
Français EnglishAccess to the cave is limited to 5 pers and a sound and light show is run every 30 minutes.

The Lazaret cave was a human settlement between 190,000 and 120,000 years ago. Theres' a sound and lights show and video run to help the visitor to understand this period of History..

La Grotte du Lazaret. musee, Haut Lieu Touristique - Touristic Highlight. Port de Nice

La Grotte du Lazaret


Musee, Haut Lieu Touristique - Touristic Highlight

10h-16h30, 10am - 4:30pm (fermé lun et mar) (closed mon, tue)

33bis Bd Franck Pilatte
(près Du Port De Nice)

Port de Nice

Tél. 04 89 04 36 00

https://grottelazaret.departement06.fr/
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