Saint-Christophe castling Troglodytiques Sites in Peyzac le Moustier

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 09:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Tuesday 09:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Wednesday 09:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Thursday 09:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Friday 09:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Saturday 09:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Sunday 09:30 am - 07:30 pm

Closes at 07:30 pm

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Province : Black Périgord

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  • Pets welcome
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    • La Roque Saint-Christophe, Fort and troglodyte city, medieval activities for the whole family!

      La Roque Saint-Christophe is located between Montignac-Lascaux and Les Eyzies, in Périgord Noir. It is an immense limestone cliff more than a kilometer long and 80m high. Occupied since prehistoric times by our ancestors, it was a flourishing city in the Middle Ages and until the Renaissance. Come visit a unique place in Périgord, due to its dimensions, the quality of its museography and its diverse activities , for the whole family!


      Free, guided or demonstration tours

      La Roque Saint-Christophe is open all year round, it is one of the major, unmissable sites in Dordogne and the region. It will interest the whole family, from its history linked to our ancestors ( prehistoric men ) to its medieval occupation having left traces all over the cliff.

      The visit can be free, with a visit booklet and interpretation panels . You walk on several floors (80 easy steps) and the large perched aerial terrace, 300m long, offers you a grandiose panorama of the Vézère Valley , below.

      Guided tours appeal to those who enjoy listening to a fascinating story and asking questions . The guides await you in season, for a visit of approximately 45 minutes on the large terrace. Some tours also offer demonstrations of medieval lifting equipment . They were built by specialist builders of this period and are impressive to see in operation!

      Please note: A 3D film offers you a realistic reconstruction of what the occupation of the cliff was like in the Middle Ages. You will be able to understand how several hundred people lived in semi-troglodyte habitats , attached to the cliff!

      Family entertainment and shows at Roque Saint-Christophe

      La Roque Saint-Christophe offers you in season and during school holidays , activities for the whole family ! Come learn while having fun, observe and understand.

      • Music of Origins : Introduction and discovery of prehistoric musical instruments
      • Investigation game : For children, a little treasure hunt on the theme of troglodytic habitats
      • Bird, what do you have to tell me? The discovery of bird songs and legends linked to the most common birds on the cliff
      • Flint knapping and fire production : An exciting workshop to admire the dexterity of our ancestors
      • Working with slate : It has been present everywhere in Périgord since the Middle Ages, a stone that is cut to make impressive roofs
      • Improvisation in medieval cuisine : Have you always dreamed of knowing what our ancestors ate?

      New for 2024: the “La Roche Enchantée” night show

      From 9 p.m. throughout the summer from Monday to Thursday (at nightfall), La Roque Saint-Christophe invites you to come and discover its breathtaking nocturnal show. A tailor-made sound and light with 17 paintings projected on the cliff, to be discovered in a special sound ambiance. Discover Roque Saint-Christophe by night!

      Medieval Ascension weekend not to be missed!

      Every year, Roque Saint-Christophe offers you 3 days of medieval festival, with the presence of 2 medieval re-enactment troupes. Workshops throughout the site and this year, the presence of a medieval camp set up at the foot of the cliff. Enthusiasts in costume who will be there to answer your questions about herbalism, calligraphy, carpentry, basketry, games in the Middle Ages, woodturning, chivalry... Before or after the guided tours! Presence of a real knight with his horse!

      To find out more: Prices, details and visiting times to discover on the Roque Saint-Christophe website (new site 2024!)

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Traveller Reviews Saint-Christophe castling

4.5 sur 5 7684 reviews

  • Clara González Ruiz

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Clara González Ruiz on 09/07/2024

    Simply spectacular! It's a fantastic learning experience for both adults and kids. We spent the entire morning there, and my kids, aged 4 and 6, thoroughly enjoyed it and asked a lot of questions. We visited on a Monday morning, and it wasn't crowded at all.

  • James Marshall

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by James Marshall on 09/09/2023

    The staff here are very friendly and speak good English. Every display has an English guide too (on the back of the French display). I have never seen anything like this cliff dwelling before. The highlight of this visit was seeing an owl fly into a hole in the cave! I also saw House Martin chicks being fed by their parents.

  • Alan Ferguson

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Alan Ferguson on 05/07/2022

    A great place to visit. Informative, historic, amazing. Great for Family and enough to hold your interest without getting tedious. Absolutely astonishing that large numbers of people lived, worked and died here. The tour is at your own pace and information boards are in French and English. The ticket and information centre have all you need and there's a good restaurant at the bottom. Be amazed.

Traveller Reviews Saint-Christophe castling

4.5 sur 5 1591 reviews

  • "C’est fantastique !!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Trek07431889463 (Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom) on 26/06/2024

    We visited here today - temp over 30 degrees but was much cooler in the shade of this experience - so perfect for us and the dog. Really interesting and very well presented . We only had flip flops...

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  • "Definitely worth a visit"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by robsT9648IO (Gold Coast, Australia) on 16/09/2023

    An interesting part of French history, the Roque Saint Christophe is worth a visit, has great views, and is one of many historical treasures of the area.

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  • "Great for the whole family and dogs"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by James W (Mensignac, France) on 09/09/2023

    Amazing historic place, we really enjoyed our visit and thought the entrance fee was reasonable and free parking. A major bonus for us was the fact it was dog friendly and our little Patterdale...

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Saint-Christophe castling

Address

2433 route de la Préhistoire
24620 Peyzac-le-Moustier

GPS coordinates

44° 59'18.78"N, 1° 4'10.69"E

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