This immense cliff is a must-see when you take the valley road (D706)! This tourist route follows the Vézère river from Montignac-Lascaux to Les Eyzies. It serves a number of unmissable tourist sites in the Périgord Noir, including La Roque Saint-Christophe in Peyzac le Moustier.
The most impressive troglodyte town in Périgord
Overlooking one of the highlights of the Dordogne: a riverLa Roque Saint-Christophe dominates the landscape and the natural elements that surround it. From its terrace you can admire the meandering Vézère riverThe many unspoilt fields of Peyzac and the wild beauty of Le Moustier.
A tourist site with the NF Environnement label
La Roque Saint-Christophe is one of 4 tourist sites in the Vézère valley to be NF environment label. This national label underlines theecological commitment de La Roque Saint-Christophe.
The troglodyte fort is committed to a strong environmental approach, and was one of the first members of theEcocharte Vézère valley.
A family visit
La Roque Saint-Christophe is an absolute must for family holidays in the Périgord Noir.
Every school holiday guided tours as well as demonstrations of lifting equipment are organised. They explain how the village was built into the rock. 3D videos and scale models show what La Roque Saint-Christophe was like over the centuries.
La Roque Saint-Christophe is a a visit for everyone. For children aged 5 to 13, a special children's guide has been designed. It can be downloaded from the La Roque Saint-Christophe website all year round. In addition, during the summer periodthe troglodyte site organises workshops such as "An introduction to building with mud" or "An introduction to medieval food".
From prehistory to the Middle Ages
The Dordogne, and the Vézère valley in particular, have been shaped by man for thousands of years.
The prehistoric man left traces visible in this white cliff face, they are today productions for a playful discovery. The 3,000-year-old skeleton discovered under the large shelter will be on display in one of the rooms carved out of the rock.
You'll also discover how cities were built in the Middle Ages thanks to the virtual reality film, but also all along the shaded and covered route.
More info La Roque Saint-Christophe is open all year round! It can be visited on your own or accompanied by a guide.
La Roque Saint-Christophe, one of the unforgettable "Visits to Périgord
The troglodyte town is part of the Visites en Périgord" network. This association brings together some of the Dordogne's most emblematic tourist sites.
In particular The Fortified House of Reignacanother major troglodyte site in the Lascaux-Dordogne region. This castle-cliff is just a few kilometres away downstream of the Vézère.
A little further south, the commune of Les Eyziesthe world capital of prehistory, is home to one of the other members of this network: the Roc de Cazelle caves. Continue the adventure of the Roque Saint-Christophe in this shaded site with troglodytic sections. You can step back in time and discover the daily lives of prehistoric man, those of the Middle Ages and the last farmers who lived on this site in a monolithic house. Videos enhance the visit to this troglodyte dwelling. Close to the Font-de-Gaume cave and the Château de Commarque, the site was inhabited during the Middle Ages, as was the Roque Saint Christophe.
A "Périgord pass" and twin tickets to discover these discounted sites are available online.
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