La Roque Saint Christophe troglodytic village
Halfway between Les EYZIES and MONTIGNAC-LASCAUX, rises in peak on the Vézère the cliff of the ROQUE SAINT CHRISTOPHE.
This real limestone wall of 1 km and up to 80m, continually undermined by the river and the frost, has widened from a hundred rock shelters and long aerial terraces. These natural cavities were occupied by man from prehistory (55 000 years), then altered in the Middle Ages, to become a fort and a troglodyte city until the beginning of the Renaissance.
Visit La Roque Saint Christophe
Upon arrival on the site your gaze will be attracted by the breathtaking panorama over the Vézère Valley. La Roque Saint Christophe is a unique place of troglodytic habitation where the testimonies of the different periods of occupation of prehistory and the Middle Ages follow.
With the help of the booklet distributed at the entrance you will discover the different parts of the site, for further details and anecdotes, you will opt for the guided tour without extra price.
During the summer, most of the mornings allow to be initiated in the handling of impressive devices such as "drum winch" or squirrel cage for example.
Demonstration Medieval Lifting Gear:
. Easter holidays, WE Ascension and Pentecost, during visits
Guided by 10:15 and 11:15.
. Summer vacation, every day except Saturday, during
Guided tours from 10:15 – 11:15 – 12:15.
. Heritage Days 20 and 21 September, guided tours of
10:45-14:45 and 3:45 p.m.
. Holidays, during the guided tours of
11:15 and 3:15 p.m. every day except Saturdays.
Child 5-13 years old: €5
High School student: €6.50
Group Rates: Contact Us
The E-ticketing allows you to buy your tickets in advance and will entitle you to 15% discount on all items of the shop of the site (excluding bookstore and food). The E-ticket does not allow to benefit from a priority access, but not panic even in the middle of the season waiting to enter the site does not exceed a few minutes...!
Dates and Times
February-March and October-November 11th: 10h-18h
April-May-June and September: 10am-6.30 pm
July and August: 10h-20h
November 12th at the end of the Christmas holidays: 10am-5.30 pm
Last admission 45 min before closing.