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Follow the steps of your Neandertal ancestors in the Grotte de Spy, near Namur.

The Grotte de Spy overlooks the valley of the Orneau River, a tributary of the Sambre. It is in this stunning green setting that clues about the life of our ancestors were found.

The site is one of the most important Palaeolithic ones in Europe. In 1886, an exceptional amount of bones was discovered, leading to a major milestone in the history of science: a study led the international community to accept that humans different to modern man had once existed: the Neanderthal man had been uncovered.

To know more about the Grotte de Spy

Visit the Espace de l'Homme de Spy (an information centre dedicated to the Man of Spy) nearby.

COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited until 18 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
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