Map of The Neanderthal fossil sites of WalloniaLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
July 2018 - we spent the night just 200metres from the entrance of Grotte de Goyet on our trip to France. We did take a walk through the little town, and even came by the entrance to this cave. However, it was not on the tentative list last year, so I would rather call it a near miss, than counting it to the visited sites.
But maybe it should be an extensions to the flint mines in Mons? I don't know. Anyway, we can recoomedn the campground nextby, its very calm and green.
I've been to at least 4 human fossil sites around the world and that's only world heritage so there are probably a half dozen more and now I can add Wallonia to the list. I went to the small museum in Spy, assuming that the Spy Cave (cool name for either a Jason Stratham action flick or a Clive Cussler book.
I did not visit the cave itself because I believe it is off-limits and all items found inside have been moved already.
The museum has weird opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday only 13:00-17:00. They don't get many visitors. There is also not much English available with most in French and Dutch only. Hardly makes the 5 Euros worth it. Besides, as I mentioned before the addition of yet another human evolution site feels overkill, then a study to include only the main sites is needed because they just keep coming.
2019 Added to Tentative List
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