PréhistoSite de Brassempouy

It is Brassempouy that was discovered in 1894 , the famous "Lady in the hood " , an ivory statuette carved mammoth there 25,000 years & considered the oldest known representation of a human face .Today, the House of Dame invites you to explore this fabulous story & understand the daily life of prehistoric men of the Upper Paleolithic ( 35,000 / 10,000 ). Over one hectare in the archaelogical amusement park, little and big can find via demonstrations, the various skills of their forebears (napping flint, making fire by friction...), try hunting with the propulseur (javelin), painting on walls. Little and big can practicise the gestures from Prehistory with specific workshop all the year during holidays.

  • Secondary Type: Interpretation centre, Museum
  • Type: Historic site and monument


Activities on site

  • Specific themed events
  • Workshop for adults
  • Workshop for children
  • Conferences
  • Temporary exhibitions

Spoken languages

  • English

Chains and labels

  • Qualité Tourisme

Opening times

From 04/02/2023 to 07/07/2023

  • Mardi: from 13h45 to 18h00
  • Mercredi: from 13h45 to 18h00
  • Jeudi: from 13h45 to 18h00
  • Vendredi: from 13h45 to 18h00
  • Samedi: from 13h45 to 18h00
  • Dimanche: from 13h45 to 18h00


Prices Min. Max.
Basic price - full adult price 10 €

Means of payment

  • Payment cards
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash


  • Accepted animals
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Projection room
  • Equipped conference room
  • Shop



  • Motorway Orthez A64 (Distance: 15 km)
  • Railway station DAX (Distance: 30 km)
  • Railway station Orthez (Distance: 12 km)

Location:in the country, in the village


  • Information panel languages: French, German, English, Spanish
  • Guided tour

Languages tour

  • French


  • Duration visit: 150 min (average)