Aerial view of Solutre

The Solutré Museum presents the collections from one of the richest prehistoric sites in Europe. This was a hunting site used by men of the Middle and Upper Paleolithic Age, who came to hunt, dismember and smoke thousands of horses and reindeer.

The Solutré archeological and botanical park, laid out on the archeological site, completes the visit to the museum. It lets you discover a wide variety of vegetable species that are characteristic of this area as well as the key results of the archeological digs.

 

Departmental Prehistory Museum

Musee departemental de Prehistoire - Solutre-Pouilly

Situated at the foot of the Roche de Solutré, the museum presents the collections of one of the richest prehistoric sites in Europe: an exceptional hunting site visited by prehistoric men who came there to hunt thousands of horses and reindeer.
They left behind an accumulation of bones, which were behind the famous legend, now proved to be untrue, about horses being chased over the edge of the rock by hunters.
Solutré have given the name “Solutrean” to a distinct culture of the Upper Palaeolithic which the marvellous “laurel-leaf” shaped flints have made famous.

The Archaeological and Botanical Garden

The Archaeological and Botanical Garden in Solutré

Laid out on the excavation site, the archaeological and botanical garden completes the visit to the museum. It offers a great variety of plant species typical of the natural environment and the main results of archaeological research.

Access is provided via the museum.

The Maison du Grand Site

Situated in Solutré, the Maison du Grand Site is a reception and information centre for visitors. A permanent exhibition space devoted to the history of the landscape and its preservation, tourist services, a shop, a picnic room, a restaurant area and toilet facilities are available to all visitors.

Solutré Pouilly Vergisson Great Tourism Site

With its outstanding and novel landscapes in Southern Burgundy, the Solutré Pouilly Vergisson Great Tourism Site offers visitors super natural areas where the rocky outcrops of Solutré and Vergisson dominate vineyards, home to famous vintages. Their ascent promises visitors a wonderful view over the entire Saone valley.
Several walking trails are waymarked throughout the Grand Site.