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Opening hours

Open all year-round, except December 25th and January 1st.

From January to March and from October to December
10:00am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 5:00  
Open all days on Sundays and bank
Closed on Tuesdays exept during french holidays (zone B)

April to June and in September
10:00am to 6:00pm
Open every day

July to August
10:00am to 7:00pm
Open every day

The last ticket is sold 30 minutes before closing

Leaflet 2018


From Tours, exit A10 Sainte-Maure de Touraine and La Celle-Saint-Avant and Descartes.

From Bordeaux, exit A10 North Chatellerault, then La Roche-Posay, then Lésigny.

GPS lat. 46.920619 / long. 0.803318

Free parking site

NEW: museum's parking site available for coaches (2 locations)

Regulations helmets and luggage

The consumption of food and drink is prohibited within the Museum.
Animals are not permitted within the premises of the château or in the Museum.
Rollerblading, rollerskating, skateboarding and cycling are prohibited.
Please use the free lockers for bags and bulky items.
The use of flash or tripod photography is not permitted.


Admissions charges 2018

Book now your tickets for the Prehistory museum of Le Grand-Pressigny

  • Full price: €6.00
  • Discounted price: €5.00
    7-18 years, students, teachers, handicapped visitor and a person accompanying, large family card, groups of over 15 people, Tourist Office of La Roche-Posay (health cure pass), Tourist Office of Tours, tourist passes: Pass Loisirs, VVF of 37,
    Pierre et Vacances of 37, La Saulaie (ind.), voucher l'Irrésistible, Cap Privilege (holder and accompanying person), IBIS Hotel Tours North (1FP = 1RP), Campsite La Citadelle (campsite's bracelet), Carmillon Pass (train agent + beneficiaries), Tohapi (voucher), Chinon Hospital (psychotherapy section), Tempeos, accompanying person “ Privilege Pass ” cardholders, Cité Royale of Loches (1FP = 1 RP), "Les Amis du Vieux Chinon" Association, "Les Amis de Rabelais" Association, Dugny Domaine (1FP = 1RP for an accompanying person).
  • Admission for tourism professionals: €4.00
    Tourist Offices, travel agencies, partners with agreement: student cultural passport from University of Tours, EPAF, La Saulaie (group voucher), VVF from 37 (group voucher), Pierre et Vacances from 37 (group voucher), Val de Loire Tourisme, Le Relais du Moulin at Valençay, Le Relais du Plessis at Richelieu, mes Sorties Cultures (voucher), My Travel Pass (voucher).
  • Free
    -Under 7s, job seekers, those on minimum wage,
    Pass Pro Tourisme cardholders - Pro Touraine Valley (ADT), host families card, journalists, professional photographers, tour guides, ICOM members, Culture Ministry card, “Châteaux de la Loire Vallée des Rois” members, Culture du Coeur, pre-sale, members of "Amis du Grand-Pressigny" Association, elected representatives and accompanying person (spouse and children), strangers from the University of Tours.
  • Audioguide: €2.50
  • “Privilege Pass”: €16
    This card is valid for a year, and allow unlimited access to the monument at which it was acquired and access at concessionary rates in other General Council sites. Reduced price for one accompanying person. 10 % discount in the shop of the site concerned.
  • Means of payment accepted : Cash, credit cards (minimum €1), holiday vouchers, CLARC, vouchers.


  • School Pass (Le Pass Scolaire): €1.50/children
    For primary classes and schools outside the Indre-et-Loire department, secondary schools and universities (students of the University of Tours) and the Touraine Institut
    By reservation
    Workshops €4 per pupil
    Demonstration €2.50 per pupil

  • Free School Pass (Le Pass Scolaire gratuit)
    For nursery and schools from the Indre-et-Loire department. This is valid for the current academic year and only at the monument at which it was acquired.
    Workshops €4 per pupil
    Demonstration €2.50 per pupil
    By reservation

Visits / Access / Other services

  • Bus connection Rémi from Tours bus station, from Mondays to Saturdays. Departure at  12.45 p.m (arrival at 2 p.m) at the museum, and return at 4.35 p.m (arrival in Tours around 5.50 p.m) https://www.remi-centrevaldeloire.fr/
  • The Museum is entirely accessible for visitors with limited mobility
  • Languages spoken at reception: French and English
  • Unaccompanied visit (F) or with audioguides (€2.50) (F/GB/E/D)
  • Guided tour (F/GB), included in the price of the ticket / duration 1.30 hours / information and reservation by museum
  • Booking required for : groups, educational workshops, school pass (guided tour included, free for nursery and  schools from the Indre-et-Loire department)
  • Workshops for families and groups: during the weekends except public holidays at 11.00AM, by reservation only
  • Gift Shop
  • Relaxation space: reading corner and games (puzzles, colouring)
  • Animals not permitted
  • Lockers for helmets and bags
  • Folding chairs available
  • Magnetic loop system for the hearing impaired people
  • Restaurants and hotels can be found in the village 
  • Free parking site
  • Cellars of the Museum are between 16 and 18 °C

Guided tours

Guided visit in French with a guide of the museum.
English guided tours only between June and September.
The Château courtyard can be visited unaccompanied.
Adapted visit        
The museum is accessible in its entirety, with lift access to all the floors, accessible toilets adapted to wheelchair use, audio loop system at reception, and adapted guided tours.




Touraine Loire Valley Conseil Général Ligeris Tourisme handicap
Tél. 02 47 94 90 20 - Fax 02 47 94 99 60
Le Grand-Pressigny : musée de la Préhistoire - 37350 Le Grand-Pressigny