Boucher de Perthes museum

Interesting
Jacques Boucher de Perthes (1788-1868), a customs inspector, noticed that some apparently ordinary stones in the Somme Valley had in fact been carved by humans. He thus proved the existence of Palaeolithic man. The museum (housed partly in a 13C belfry) presents his collections, as well as medieval sculptures, 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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