The Centre of Prehistory

Visit the Prehistory Center or CAIRN (Archaeological Center of Initiation and Research on the Neolithic)

Located in Saint-Hilaire-la-Forêt, in the canton of Talmondais, 20 km south of Les Sables d’Olonne and close to the ocean, the CAIRN – Centre de la Préhistoire, a living, fun and educational museum, welcomes you to the land of megaliths!

With its exhibition rooms, it is more than 350m² of museum that you will have to discover! In its park, animated by passionate and humorous mediators, the CAIRN offers you to discover prehistory in a different way. With your family or friends, come and take part in numerous activities: pottery workshops, adornment…, fire demonstrations or hunting, will make you a true Homo Sapiens!