Musée de Paléontologie Humaine de Terra Amata
An interesting tour for learning what life used to be like in this area during 400,000 B.C.
What life used to be like during prehistoric Nice.
Everything in Nice isn't about contemporary expressions and avant-garde movements. Terra Amata is a prehistoric enclave discovered in 1966 by the archaeologist Henry de Lumley which stands out for being home to important remains of the paleolithic era dating back to around 400,000 B.C. The most interesting part is its location under Mont Boron, which is very close to the Mediterranean Sea, as the discovered remains suggest that these ancestors used to live in shacks built on the beach, and the remains of ash that were found indicate that they had already began to dominate fire. This is one of the oldest European discoveries in this field. Nowadays, it's possible to see a good representation of what life was like in this area back then, as well as an exhibition of some utensils that were discovered during the excavations. If you're travelling with the youngest members in the family, this will be an ideal option for an educational day out together.