English : Welcome to Brassempouy
Maison et ArchĂ©oParc de la Dame
404 rue du musĂ©e
This archaeological site of the Upper Paleolithic has given its world famous people thanks to the discovery of the Lady of the cap, also called " Lady of Brassempouy " famous mammoth ivory figurine, carved for 25000 years. Today, Brassempouy presents his story in a new museum space : The House of hooded lady.
It is dedicated to archaeological Brassempouy site. Within presents numerous objects from the cave of Pope: animal bones, flint tools , ornaments , engraved bones,â€¦ The highlight of the museum is its magnificent collection of molds Paleolithic female figures. It was given by Henri Delporte, who was curator of the Museum of National Antiquities, Saint- Germain -en- Laye (78) and eminent prehistorian. Among all the Venus, is of course the oldest human portrait discovered : that's the Lady of Brassempouy, whose original is kept in the MAN.
The visit continues in the ArcheoParc of the Lady which proposes a real dumping in the universe of the Prehistory. The stroll allows to approach the everyday life of the Cro-Magnon men thanks to the reconstruction of the plant flatware and the animals of this glacial period which saw being born the Lady of Brassempouy. Under the eye of mammoths, each can venture on the prehistoric hunting and discover technical of our ancestors through of demonstrations of flint knapping andfire making. An application of available digital visit in English allows to complete in a playful way this adventure on the tracks of Cro-Magnon.
Other times also left their mark on this charming village, particularly the Middle Age. This is the case of the building of the borough that comes from this time. This is organized in town street : the houses are lined up around a main road bordered on one side by the castle (which is now the nineteenth century), and the other by the church. The church is a jewel of Brassempouy. It was built in Roman style but knew major changes in the XV and XVI. Today, it takes part of the Historical Monuments of France. The recent works of restoration have brought it all the splendor of past centuries.