Located at the foot of Mont Boron, the Grotte du Lazaret traces 70,000 years of human evolution in Nice. A site to visit to immerse yourself in the prehistoric era
In Nice, the Grotte du Lazaret opens its doors to visitors who wish to discover humanity's ancient history. Inside are remnants from prehistory which trace the evolution of humans who chose to live here between 190,000 and 120,000 years ago. For more than a century, excavations have brought hundreds of thousands of objects to the surface. Among them, human bones as well as animal remains such as those of panthers and deer, showing traces of cutting, which are thus evidence of human intervention. In total, 29 distinct archaeological levels have been identified there.
A visit is exceptional, like an invitation to travel through time across the centuries. Once inside, visitors love to imagine how their ancestors lived at this time. To soak up even more, an exhibition hall adjacent to the cave is dedicated to archaeological work. The Grotte du Lazaret has been registered as a Historic Monument since 1963.
Free of charge. Free access to the cave from Wednesday to Sunday from 12h to 14h. Free access to the outdoor site and temporary exhibition. Paid guided tours.
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- Holiday vouchers