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Roque Saint Christophe

La Roque Saint-Christophe: discovering the People of the Cliffs

 La Roque Saint Christophe Troglodyte Fort and City

Halfway between LES EYZIES and MONTIGNAC-LASCAUX, the cliffs of the ROQUE SAINT CHRISTOPHE.

This veritable wall of limestone, 1 km long and 80 m high, constantly undermined by river and frost, has been hollowed out by a hundred or so rock shelters and long aerial terraces. These natural caves have been occupied by man since prehistoric times (55,000 years ago), then modified in the Middle Ages to become a troglodytic fort and city until the early Renaissance.

Visit La Roque Saint Christophe

As soon as you arrive at the site, your eyes will be drawn to the breathtaking panorama of the Vézère Valley. La roque Saint Christophe is a unique troglodyte dwelling, with a succession of testimonies to the different periods of occupation from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
Use the booklet distributed at the entrance to discover the different parts of the site. For more details and anecdotes, opt for the guided tour at no extra charge.
During the summer, most mornings are devoted to learning how to operate impressive machines such as the "drum winch" or squirrel cage.

ANIMATIONS 2023 :

Easter vacations, Ascension and Pentecost weekends:

Demonstration of medieval lifting equipment during guided tours at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Saturday: 11:15 a.m.
. Summer vacations, every day except Saturday

July and August vacations :

Demonstration of medieval lifting equipment during guided tours from 10.15am - 11.15am - 12.15pm.
Saturday: 11:15 a.m.

Flintknapping and fire-making demonstration:
Monday to Wednesday, 2pm to 6pm, July 11 to August 24.

Introduction to building with unbaked clay :
Tuesday to Friday, 2pm to 6pm, August 2 to 26.

Introduction to medieval food:
Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m. from July 14 to 29
Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 1 to 26.

Heritage Days September 20 and 21

Guided tours from 10:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

All Saints' Day vacations

Demonstration of medieval lifting equipment during guided tours of
11.15 am and 3.15 pm every day except Saturday.

Pricing details

Low season: November 11 to March 31

  • Adult: €10.90
  • Children aged 5-14: €5.70
  • Children aged 15-17: €8
  • Students under 25: €8.50

Group rates: contact us

High season: April 1 to November 11:

  • Adult: € 11.90
  • Children aged 8-14: €5.70
  • Children aged 15-17: €8
  • Students under 25: €8.50

Buy your tickets directly online

E-ticketing allows you to buy your tickets in advance, and entitles you to a 15% discount on all items in the on-site store (excluding books and food). E-tickets do not entitle you to priority access, but don't panic: even at the height of the season, the wait to enter the site doesn't exceed a few minutes...!

Dates and times

January: 10am-5pm

February-March and October to November 11: 10am-6pm

April-May-June and September: 10am-6.30pm

July and August: 9.30am-7.30pm

November 12 to the end of the Christmas vacations: 10 a.m.-5.30 p.m.

Last admission 1 hour before closing time.

 

Address:

La Roque Saint-Christophe, 2433 Route de la Préhistoire, 24620 Peyzac le Moustier

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Black Périgord
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