Discovering the Relationship between Man & Animal in Prehistory

Ideally located, the Parc du Thot brings together in one place a museum space, an animal park and modules of workshops "prehistory". This visit to the discovery of the Man-Animal relationship invites to travel to the prehistoric era and allows the visitor to discover the man of Cro-Magnon, hunter and animal painter emeritus.

Delve into the world of Cro-Magnon...

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  • 1 Carpark
  • 2 Entrance & Shop
  • 3 Mini-farm
  • 4 Cave Painting Workshop
  • 5 Archaeological Dig Workshop
  • 6 Panoramic Viewpoint
  • 7 Wolf Park
  • 8 Grease-lamp making and creation of prehistoric ornamentation workshops
  • 9 Cro-Magnon’s Hunting Techniques Workshop
  • 10 Picnic Area
  • 11 Flint-knapping / Leatherwork Workshops
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Live the Prehistoric Experience!

Situated at Thonac, very close to Montignac, Thot Park provides the ideal complement to a visit to Lascaux. Delve into the world of Co-Magnon man! (Further Information)

The animated 3D film takes you through 2 million years of climate fluctuations and its consequences on the evolution of mankind and animals. It explains why Cro-Magnon man settled in the Dordogne, leaving behind so many exceptional works of art, such as the Lascaux cave paintings.  The “Temporal Mirror” is an augmented reality animation providing a unique, interactive experience in which the visitor mixes with prehistoric species just as Cro-Magnon man would have done. It’s time to meet mammoths, cave bears, spotted hyenas, giant deer… 

Discover prehistoric artistic techniques in a museum space dedicated to prehistoric daily life.  Thanks to a brand new blacklighting process, the engravings of Lascaux’s Nave will be displayed in great detail.

To complete your visit, you will be able to compare the depictions of the animals painted on the walls of Lascaux with their living descendants in the animal park: aurochs, deer, bison, Przewalski’s horses (also known as a Mongolian wild horse), wolves…

Then, at the end, the whole family can test its knowledge playing the interactive tablet game, “Questions for an Ice-Cube” based on the themes of the visit.

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Spending Time with the Wolf Caretakers

VIP event – The Wolf Caretakers!

Live a unique moment of emotion close to the animals of the Park and especially with our wolves (Cheyenne, Taiga and Django): backstage tour, preparation of rations ... Enter for nearly 2 hours in the skin of an animal healer! Beyond the visit, you will share the daily animal teams and enjoy their anecdotes about animals. During this privileged moment, you will be able to ask directly to the healer all your questions ...

Schedule

The visitors are welcomed by the team and given instructions
Preparation of the wolves’ daily food and supplements, cleaning the equipment, defrosting meat for the following day...
Visiting the wolves and talking to the caretakers about the different species of animals in Thot Park (type of food, behaviour, identification, reproduction, habitat, information about the job of animal caretaker…)
Non-guided visit of Thot Park exploring the theme of prehistoric man’s relationship with animals. (‘Temporal Mirror’, augmented reality, 3D cinema, quiz questions)