The Pyrenees Mountains are home to several of the world’s most famous cave sites. The region had been inhabited roughly 14,000 years ago by the Magdalenians, a group of homo sapiens. At Mas-d’Azil, visitors can wander through the network of galleries and halls, observing prehistoric tools and artifacts. The caves of Niaux offer the public a rare opportunity to see some of the world’s best preserved, ancient paintings. Wander 800m through the dark caves, dripping with calcium carbonate formations, to the black chamber. Here, visitors will experience an acoustically impressive space in which the Magdalenians came to paint detailed depictions of animals. Visitors of all ages can think like an archaeologist in the Parc de la Prehistorie, a 13 hectare site with prehistoric art and weaponry workshops, lectures, and games.