If I were told the story of Rouffignac ...

This municipality in the Barade forest, situated on the highest hills in the Black PerigordSurrounded by a variety of natural landscapes (hillsides, small valleys and beautiful forests), it offers some sumptuous scenery.

The architecture of the village of Rouffignac-Saint Cernin-de-Reilhac differs from that of the surrounding villages. its tragic history During the Second World War: on 31 March 1944, the village of Rouffignac was destroyed by incendiary bombs. Only the church, with its 1530 portal and flamboyant interior, and a few neighbouring houses were spared. The village was completely rebuilt in 1948.

Visits to Rouffignac

A true emblem of the Barade forest, the Château de l'Herm built at the end of the 15th century, was abandoned following a number of crimes. Later, Eugène le Roy used it as the setting for his novel : Jacquou le Croquant adapted for television in 1969 and for the cinema by Laurent Boutonnat in 2007. Today, the château is not open to visitors, but there's no doubt that once it has been restored, it will be well worth the trip!

It is in Rouffignac that you can visit the Rouffignac caveThe cave paintings can be dated to the Final and Middle Magdalenian periods, i.e. 11,000 BC.

Hiking from the village of Rouffignac

You can follow the path with walks ranging from 2 km to 9 km.

  • Boucle des Abîmes
  • Pinque loop
  • The Saint Cernin loop
  • The Mammoth Loop
  • Herm loop

The bikers There are also four loops starting from the village:

The little extras in the village of Rouffignac


Rouffignac Town Hall
24580 Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac
Tel :
[email protected]

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