Parcours troglody­tique de l’Abbaye de Brantôme

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Closes at 07:00 pm

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Useful information

Location : In town

Province : Green Périgord

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • English spoken
  • English
    • The Benedictine abbey of Brantôme being abandoned since the French Revolution, it is by following the foot of the cliff and its many caves, that we can learn about the 1000 years of history which have shaped architecture : 33 panels, French/English, detail the events that influenced the future of the abbey and the city (cave known as the "Last Judgment", the humble and miraculous fountain of St Sicaire, dovecotes, the remains of a troglodyte mill…).

      The visit ends with the Fernand Desmoulin Museum (painter-engraver of the late 19th century). Several aspects of his work are staged in the two rooms that compose it (thrills guaranteed!).

      The troglodyte site is open to visitors all year round, with the exception of January
      • February, March, October, November, December : from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm - closed on Tuesday
      • April, May : from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm
      • June, September : from 10am to 6pm
      • July, August: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

      Self-guided tour with explanatory panels all year round (closed in January) or guided tour (ask at the Brantôme reception office). Night visits on Mondays at 10pm in July and August.

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Traveller Reviews Parcours troglody­tique de l’Abbaye de Brantôme

4.5 sur 5 4735 reviews

  • Terry Isherwood

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Terry Isherwood on 27/05/2022

    Visited Brantome for the second time and I have to say its an amazing beautiful place. There are even shops built into caves next to the river which surrounds the island. You can hire canoes and kayaks and paddle around the island and over a weir to complete a circuit. Would I visit a third time... definitely. Fantastic.

  • Sarah Da Costa

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Sarah Da Costa on 01/09/2022

    Stunning place to visit! Boat rides, caves, cafes, shopping, beautiful architecture

  • Eric Meulien

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Eric Meulien on 28/08/2021

    Brantome is one of the most beautiful and preserved village in Dordogne. The Abbey is so interesting and the walk along the river is beautiful. Kayak tours are also available and recommended. You can sit and relax by the old stone bridge in front of the water mill. Many shops offer locally made crafts.

Traveller Reviews Parcours troglody­tique de l’Abbaye de Brantôme

4.0 sur 5 527 reviews

  • "Stand in troglodyte caves!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by StewartsVacation on 20/09/2022

    The Benedictine Monks originally lived in the troglodyte dwellings (cliff caves). In one of the caves is the remarkable Last Judgement, carved into the rock. We did the self guided tour. The display...

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  • "Evocative of historic grotto"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by emptyhead (Ireland) on 19/06/2022

    We got self guided tour with good English explanations of the various points of the tour. A very historic grotto and very easy to see the works and changes that took place over the centuries. Amazing...

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  • "good layout, spooky museum"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Turner S (Paris, France) on 24/04/2022

    This historical site was much better than expected. The signs are in French and English. It has a good path taking you through key features. Amazing to think of how long people used these caves for...

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Parcours troglody­tique de l’Abbaye de Brantôme

Address

Boulevard Charlemagne
24310 Brantôme

GPS coordinates

45° 21'52.38"N, 0° 38'50.06"E

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