Little history of Peyzac-le-Moustier

The commune of Peyzac-le-Moustier was founded in 1793 by the meeting of the parishes of St-Pierre de Peyzac, Roque Saint-Christophe and Moustier-Saint-Robert under the name of Peyzac-de-Montignac, the current name dating from 1925.

Halfway to Montignac-Lascaux and Eyzies, the municipality is rich in prehistoric remains. The eponymous site of Moustier is world famous. The burial of a Neanderthal man was discovered there.

À Longueroche a rock shelter was inhabited Magdalenian 12 years ago. Closer to us, the Vezere was a route of communication to bring down and bring up the products of everyday life, as well as the terrible cannons which armed the navy of the 17th century and which were loaded at the port of Moustier.

A historical and prehistoric heritage

Unquestionably, the notoriety of the commune of Peyzac-le-Moustier is due to the imposing troglodytic site of Roque-Saint-Christophe. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the fort was founded in the 1588th century to resist Viking invasions and was razed in XNUMX on the orders of the Seneschal of Périgord after changing control numerous times.

Le Moustier prehistoric site world-famous, explored since 1863 gave its name to an era (the Mousterian) and to an industry dating from 80 to 000 years ago.

To see and do in Peyzac-le-Moustier

20 km of rural paths, most of them registered with the PDIPR, which allow enthusiasts to walks and hikes to indulge, in peace, in walking or observing the flora and fauna. The loop of viewpoints will offer you magnificent panoramas of the Vézère valley.

The little extras of Peyzac-le-Moustier


Town hall
24620 Peyzac-le-Moustier
Telephone: +33 5 53 50 78 15
Fax: +33 5 53 50 11 00
Email: mairie.peyzaclemoustier

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