Hands-on Archaeology

Using the Saint-Simon library’s collection and in partnership with them, ArkéoTopia invites children and their parents to come and discover the hidden side of archaeology at

Hands-on Archaeology
Discovering stratigraphy

at Saint-Simon library, Paris 7
See upcoming dates in the “Agenda” section or request a workshop with us in the location of your choice.


Using the Archéoville kit, provided by the Yvelinnes’Archaeological Service (SADY), ArkéoTopia leads children and teenagers on a discovery of archaeological digs, a central feature in the voyage through the archaeologist’s universe. Dive into an imaginary Gallo-Roman archaeological site to “dig” through different layers with your hands and uncover walls, graves, cross-sections and more. It’s up to you to recognize using touch and to interpret history. Come and make hypotheses and find out about the researcher’s methods.

Free entry
Limited places, reserve with Saint-Simon library on 01 53 58 76 40 or email bibliotheque.saint-simon@paris.fr

2012_01_KidsFouilleMains_014 From theory...
(© Esnault Ch., February 2012)
  2012_01_KidsFouilleMains_016 to practice, young archaeologists get fun.
(© Esnault Ch., February 2012)

Bibliothèque Saint-Simon BIBLIOTHÈQUE SAINT-SIMON DU 7ème
Children’s department - Ground floor, 116 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris
01 53 58 76 40 — bibliotheque.saint-simon@paris.fr
Consult the library’s catalogue

M° Solférino (Line 12) et M° Varenne (line 13)

To find out more about ArkéoTopia, please see the page presenting our association, or write to us at contact@arkeotopia.org

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