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The Vallonnet cave in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Cultural leisure activities, Tourist routes in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
  • The Vallonnet cave was discovered in 1958. Stone tools unearthed at the site were found to be 1.2 million years old, making it one of the earliest known prehistoric sites in France and Europe. The mouth of the cave is located about 110 metres above sea level in the Vallonet ravine, which drops down to the Bay Of Menton. The cave was home to homo erectus prehistoric man, as well as to tome other species of carnivores.

  • One of the oldest prehistoric sites in France and Europe, classified as Historical Monuments. Among the numerous vertebrate fossils, 25 species of large mammals have been discovered: sabre-toothed tigers, bears, rhinos... Site not accessible
    Discovered in 1958. The stone tools found on the site date back 1.2 million years, making it one of the first known prehistoric sites in France and Europe. The month of the cave is located about 110 meters above sea level in the ravine of Vallonet,...
    One of the oldest prehistoric sites in France and Europe, classified as Historical Monuments. Among the numerous vertebrate fossils, 25 species of large mammals have been discovered: sabre-toothed tigers, bears, rhinos... Site not accessible
    Discovered in 1958. The stone tools found on the site date back 1.2 million years, making it one of the first known prehistoric sites in France and Europe. The month of the cave is located about 110 meters above sea level in the ravine of Vallonet, which descends towards the bay of Menton. The cave was the home of hme erectus prehistoric man, as well as for tome of other species of carnivores.
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    • French
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