Boucher de Perthes museum

Interesting
Jacques Boucher de Perthes (1788-1868), though a talented dabbler, customs inspector and amateur archaeologist, was also perhaps a little naive: legend has it that local peasants would fashion prehistoric flints and sell them to him at ten cents a piece. Nonetheless, he proved the existence of Palaeolithic man. The museum (housed partly in a 13C belfry) presents his collections, as well as medieval sculpture, a piece by Camille Claudel and a fine silver Virgin and Child.

Useful information

Address:

24 rue Gontier-Patin, 80100 Abbeville

Phone:

+33 3 22 24 08 49

Price:

3 € (-18 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

2pm-6pm - closed Tue, 1 Jan, 1 May, 14 Jul, 1 Nov, 25 Dec

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