If Rouffignac was told to me...

This commune of the Barade forest, located on the highest hills of the Black Périgord, surrounded by varied nature (hillsides, small valleys and beautiful forests) offers sumptuous landscapes.

The architecture of the town of Rouffignac-Saint Cernin-de-Reilhac differs from that of the surrounding villages, this is due to its tragic story during the Second World War: on March 31, 1944, the town of Rouffignac disappeared under incendiary bombs. Only the church with its portal dating from 1530, its flamboyant style interior and a few neighboring houses were spared. The village was completely rebuilt from 1948.

Visits to Rouffignac

A true emblem of the Barade forest, the Herm Castle built at the end of the 15th century, will be abandoned following numerous crimes. Later, Eugène le Roy would place the setting for his novel there: Jacquou the Crunch adapted for television in 1969 and for cinema by Laurent Boutonnat in 2007. The castle today cannot be visited, but there is no doubt that after its restoration the trip will be worth it!

It is in Rouffignac that you can visit la Cave of Rouffignac, also called “cave of a hundred Mammoths”, whose cave paintings can be dated to the final and middle Magdalenian, i.e. 11 years BC.

Hike from the village of Rouffignac

You can walk the path with hiking loops ranging from 2 km to 9 km

  • Abîmes Loop
  • Pinque Loop
  • Saint Cernin loop
  • Mammoth Loop
  • Herm loop

The mountain bikers will also find their happiness with four loops departing from the village:

The little extras of the village of Rouffignac


Rouffignac town hall
24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac
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