Beneath its sweeping contemporary shell—the edifice was designed by Sir Norman Foster—this museum examines 1 million years of the Gorges du Verdon’s history. Check out the permanent Stone Age dioramas, including Neanderthals, Cro-Magnons, bison and an impressive wooly mammoth. Or explore the museum’s temporary shows, like 2014’s Premiers Nomades de Haute-Asie, detailing the nomadic peoples of Mongolia and Siberia. Then head outdoors for a peek at history in situ. Guided tours (additional fee 4.50€ adults, 4€ children 7–17) make their way along the hiking trail that connects the museum to the Baume Bonne cave, discovered in 1946 and the site where many of the museum’s ancient exhibits were unearthed. Separate tours visit the museum’s “archaeological village” (additional fee 4.50€ adults, 4€ children 7–17). Visitors may get a feel for Stone Age life in Haute Provence, trying their hand at shooting a bow and arrow, or lighting a fire by rubbing two sticks together. Note that most of the museum’s information is only available in French, although audio guides are available.