Musée de l’Homme - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle | Exhibition

Arts and Prehistory

from 16 November 2022 to 22 May 2023

Palais de Chaillot - 17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre - 75116 Paris

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement

Musée de l'Homme


With the exhibition Arts and Prehistory, the Musée de l'Homme invites the public to take a leap back in time to the period of the first masterpieces produced by humans. Visitors will discover 90 prehistoric works, the Venus of Lespugue or Laussel, wall paintings from the caves of Lascaux and Chauvet, sculpted animals and engraved objects. Treasures conserved at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle and the tablet known as the 'radiant Aurochs', unveiled to the public for the first time.

A digital space enables visitors to discover works adorning cave walls and rock faces throughout the world, such as Sulawesi in Borneo or Foz Côa in Portugal, discovered recently. Inspired by prehistoric art, works by modern artists also provide a new perspective on the subject. Exhibition runs from 16 November 2022 to 22 May 2023. 

Tel. 01 44 05 72 72


All public

Prices and times

From 11am to 7pm. Open daily except Tuesday, on 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.

From €10 to €13. Free for EU residents under 25 with proof of age.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Chèque Vacances

Musée de l’Homme - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

After six years of renovation work, the Musée de l’Homme reopened at the end of 2015. The museum occupies a wing of the Palais de Chaillot. It invites visitors to reflect on the very essence of humankind: Who are we? Where do we come from? What is our future? The vast 2,500 m² Galerie de l'Homme showcases the permanent collections - some of the richest anthropology and ethnology collections in the world. Don't leave without seeing the glass roof by Davioud, a vestige of the former palace of 1878!

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Musée de l’Homme - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

Palais de Chaillot - 17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
75116 Paris

  • Subway - Trocadéro
  • Bus - 22, 30, 32, 63, 72, 82

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- Entrance accessible via ramp, low hollowed out reception desk/till.
-adapted toilet facilities with a transfer bar and a washbasin with hollowed-out lower part for wheelchair users.
-stairs accessible via ramp or lift
-5 PRM seats in the Jean Rouch Auditorium.
Visual Impairment:
-Transparent glass doors/walls indicated by contrasting elements
-No hazards or obstructions at face height when navigating the premises.
-Stairs not yet fully up to standard (The Musée de L’Homme is a historical monument and the work to make it accessible, such as using contrasting stair edges, must be studied carefully).
-Information in large print, displayed at a reasonable height.
Hearing Impairment:
-Reception/till equipped with magnetic induction loop.
-Fire alarm coupled with flashing lights (where a deaf person could be alone, such as bathroom facilities).
Mental disability:
-Trained staff.
-signs legible and associated with pictograms.

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