GETAWAY TO STEP BACK IN TIME
On the programme for this family day, two fun visits to revise Prehistory at the Tumulus of Bougon and the High Middle Ages at the Frankish Kings' Silver Mines. Enter the burial mounds built over 5,000 years ago and plunge into the underground galleries dug to make the money for the kingdom of the Franks.
An historic trip
Today, we made the most of a sunny day before the new school year to get Emma and Théo back into the routine! Rather than just a holiday revision guide, we went over the whole curriculum. First, it was Prehistory at the Tumulus de Bougon and the High Middle Ages at the Frankish King's Silver Mines. An opportunity to pay homage to the great Charlemagne! The children said that if school was like that, they’d get 100% in every test. They were enthralled by the explanations and the activities on offer at the two sites. Our little Indiana Joneses explored the tumulus, built over 5,000 years ago (2,000 years before the Egyptian pyramids), and plunged into the galleries, dug between the 7th and 10th centuries to make the money for the kingdom of the Franks. It’s definitely something they won’t forget! For lunch, to take the place of the school canteen, we chose the Café du Boulevard in Melle. A delicious home cooked meal in a bistro setting, perfect !
Did you know ?
# EXCEPTIONAL TUMULUS
Owned by the Département, the Tumulus de Bougon is highly regarded throughout Europe. 8 monumental tombs take you back 5,000 years in history, to the our long-distant ancestors, the very first Neolithical farmers.
WHERE TO SLEEP AND EAT, WHAT TO DO?
Do you love history and antiquity? Then this site is a must see !