The Terra Amata Museum of Human Paleontology is located on the east side of the Port of Nice, on the archeological site where sundry findings have been excavated in the late 1950s, substantiating the hypothesis according to which the region where Nice is located at present used to be inhabited even 400,000 years ago.

The permanent collection of the museum consists precisely of these archeological findings. Tools, hearths, bones of the hunted animals, all these are displayed in order to provide an image of the life of the prehistoric inhabitants of the place. However, in order to offer an even more vivid picture of the subject matter, certain graphic and explanatory materials are also presented. One of the sections of the museum is dedicated to hosting sundry temporary exhibitions.

Terra Amata Museum of Human Paleontology (Musee de Paleontologie Humaine de Terra Amata)
25, Blvd. Carnot, 06300, Nice, France
0033 04 9355 5993
0033 04 9389 9131
Opening hours:
daily (except Mondays and public holidays): 10am to 6pm
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