The museum presents an overview of societies living in the region for around 100,000 years until the Bronze Age (2000 BC). It houses a significant collection of carved flint, proof of Le Grand-Pressigny’s prolific flint production in 3000BC. (Final Neolithic).
At the time, large stone blades that master carvers made here were distributed to the Alps, Brittany and Holland. In this regard, Le Grand-Pressigny Museum is a top resource centre for information about how flint was used by our ancestors and how the first trade networks in Europe worked.
Several inventory notes for the items at Le Grand-Pressigny Museum are available to view online on the national “Collections” base.
Before you come to see them for real at the museum, go online to see the large flint blades from the Creusette collection in Barrou, discovered in 1970 by the Geslin family and now owned by the Amis du Musée du Grand-Pressigny association.
For a quick overview of the collections portraying key times from the Paleolithic Age to Antiquity, feel free to visit our area on the Centre Val-de-Loire museum collection portal.
Delve deeper with over 450 items from our collections here.
Explore our exhibition virtually: 5000 years ago, the first artisan stone carvers, between Touraine and Western Europe