La Roque Saint Christophe

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 06:30 pm

Opens at 10:00 am

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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Useful information

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • English
    • LA ROQUE SAINT-CHRISTOPHE Troglodyte fort and city, immense cliff located between the EYZIES and MONTIGNAC-LASCAUX occupied from Prehistory to the Renaissance, there you will discover the mode of habitat of our ancestors.

      Remarkable for its powerful forms, its number of habitats and its age of occupation by man, this site constitutes a setting of rare and wild beauty. This veritable wall of limestone one kilometer long and eighty meters high, constantly undermined by the river and the frost, has been dug out of a hundred rock shelters and long aerial terraces. These natural cavities were occupied by man from prehistoric times, then modified in the Middle Ages, to become a troglodyte fort and city until the early Renaissance.

      Visiting the site allows you to understand the layout of the cave dwellings.

      There you will discover the imprint left by our ancestors on the rock as well as a conservatory of civil engineering machines which has been reconstructed in homage to the great medieval builders.

      Prices:
      • Adult: 10€
      • Student: 7€
      • Child 5-13 years old: 5€

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Traveller Reviews La Roque Saint Christophe

4.5 sur 5 5359 reviews

  • Nick Russell

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nick Russell on 14/09/2021

    Very impressive and large troglodyte dwellings/fort. Not much left as was destroyed but really informative bilingual posters and audio/visual presentations throughout describing life in the cliff dwellings from prehistory to medieval times. Take the time to visit the nearby house built into a cliff.

  • Tenn463 K

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Tenn463 K on 22/09/2021

    10€ per person. Was somewhat interesting concept wise, felt it lacked any real excitement. La Roque has "5 levels" with 1 open for visitors. Fairly quick walk through and many passageway were closed off. Not really sure I believe a small community lived among these so called "levels". Is picturesque though.

  • Dj Miles

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Dj Miles on 03/10/2021

    Pleasant visit on a wet day. Information boards in French English and Spanish. Worth a visit 9 euro each. Cafe next to car parks basic but open. Largest troglodyte village in Europe... Who knew 👍

Traveller Reviews La Roque Saint Christophe

4.5 sur 5 1494 reviews

  • "Original and quite unique"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Petrus61 (Nice, France) on 03/08/2021

    We visited this place which was occupied since prehistoric times and until the religion wars in France. It was completely destroyed during these wars. Nevertheless one can get a rather good idea of...

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  • "Stunning"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Kareelas (Rennes, France) on 17/07/2021

    A must-see in Dordogne! Breathtaking views, fascinating history and very easy to access. There is even a well priced and great restaurant at the foot of the rock formation!

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  • "Good insights"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by Wilbert J (Erp, The Netherlands) on 11/08/2020

    Nice site to visit to get a feel for the regional history and to see how things were done in the old times. Entrance fee is a bit steep for what's offered though. Good to spend about 1.5 to 2 hours.

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Address

24620 Peyzac Le Moustier

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 50 70 45

Fax : 05 53 51 03 21

GPS coordinates

44° 59'18.78"N, 1° 4'10.69"E

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