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Maison Forte de Reignac

Unique troglodytic "cliff castle" in France, museum of torture

House Forte de Reignac: the cliff Castle

The Strong house of Reignac is kept in an exceptional State Since the 14Th century and entirely of period. Very well known in the region, it is in France the only monument of type "Castle cliff" troglodytic (i.e. laid out in the rock) totally intact.

Classified historical monument, it is in the most strange, the most secret, the most mysterious Dordogne, it seems even that it is haunted...

Much larger than one can suspect seen from the outside, its façade embedded in the cliff hides impressive underground and aerial rooms: Great Hall of honor, room of arms, dining room, Hall of the great men, kitchen, rooms, Chapel, Dungeon, bass-pit butt (forties), cellar.

After travelling all over the world, an internationally renowned permanent exhibition on the theme of torture from the middle ages to today now sits at the strong House of Reignac. A collection of more than sixty instruments of authentic torture, of capital execution as well as engravings and period paintings, presents the terrible history of horrors and human cruelty. If the instruments exposed, as such belong to the past, other more diabolical and more sophisticated are created and still used nowadays.
The objective of the exhibition is to raise public awareness of the practice of torture today in the world.


Tariff details

Adults €10.90

Disabled adults €7.10

Children (aged 5 to 13 inclusive) €4.90

Disabled children (aged 8 to 17 inclusive) €3

High school students 7,10

Adult group: €7.50, 1 free for every 20 adults
Children's group: primary, €3
Children's group: secondary, €3.50
Student groups: €5.50 (1 free for 10)

Dates and Times

Every day from February to Christmas vacations, up to and including January 7, 2024.

All holidays in February and March: 10am-6pm

April, May, June: 10am-7pm

July, August: 10am-8pm

September: 10am-7pm

October and November: 10 am to 6 pm

December 1 to 20: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

December 21, 2024 to January 7, 2025: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed on December 25

Open January 1: 1 to 6 p.m.



lieu dit reignac, 24620 Tursac


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