Village of Rouffignac St-Cernin
The village of Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin is a commune in the Barade forest, located on the highest hills of the Périgord Noir in the Dordogne, surrounded by a varied natural environment that offers sumptuous landscapes. Before or after Lascaux, you can visit the Grotte de Rouffignac, also known as the grotte aux cents Mammouths (cave of a hundred mammoths), whose cave paintings can be dated to the final and middle Magdalenian period, i.e. 11,000 years BC.
The architecture of the village of Rouffignac-Saint Cernin-de-Reilhac differs from that of the surrounding villages, due to 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.