Le Village de la Madeleine

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 February 1 at 10:00 am

Closing

  • from November 30, 2021 to January 31, 2022

Opening hours subject to change depending on the health context

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

Services

  • Children playground
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • English spoken
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Internet : WIFI
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Picnic area
  • Take away
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • The Madeleine Grand Site is an invitation to go back in time... This exceptional natural site, among the best preserved in the Vézère valley, has attracted people from prehistoric times to the present day. At the foot of the cliff, 17,000 years ago, semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers settled there. The prehistoric site has given its name to this prehistoric civilization : the Magdalenian.

      The exhibition retraces the great discoveries of the archaeological site :
      • the Mammoth engraved… in Mammoth ivory
      • the burial of the child of the Madeleine, whose adornment is made of more than 1150 pierced shells...
      • and well sure, the masterpiece which represents the apogee of the art of our Cro-Magnon ancestors : the Bison "which licks its side"

      Halfway up the cliff, you will discover a medieval troglodytic village. It has been inhabited since the early Middle Ages until the end of the 19th century. Among the buildings dug in the rock, a remarkable 15th century Gothic chapel is hung on the cliff. On the upper floor, on the limestone plateau, are the remains of the castle of Petit-Marzac, built in the 13th century.

      Here, the spectator's eye will humbly observe the know-how and ingenuity of these rural "troglodytes" who have taken advantage of their natural environment (stone, wood, water and agricultural land) to build their refuge. In these times when we wonder about the use of our resources, coming to be inspired by what has been done at the Madeleine can serve as an example for our future.

      New this year ! The creation of a dozen apiaries, to preserve bee colonies.
      Prepare to live an extraordinary journey, which will take you from prehistory (-17,000 years) to the present day, passing through the Middle Ages... Enjoy your visit !

      During the summer (July, August) a salad bar and legumes is offered with local and organic products. All homemade !

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Traveller Reviews Le Village de la Madeleine

4.3 sur 5 2003 reviews

  • Chris Wilm

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Chris Wilm on 07/11/2021

    Settlement 17000 years ago right through to 1600's when fortified Chateau burned down

  • Ethan Williamson

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ethan Williamson on 31/07/2019

    Had an English guidebook nice shop. Lovely views over the river and valley. Interesting architectural designs and even the rock face was interesting. It's very relaxing and calm while very informative with all the important information in french and English. There were French tour guides don't think there were many English but if your English you just roam about and see everything. You can get some amazing photos here, it's a photographer's dream even with a phone camera it's absolutely stunning, I uploaded all of mine to Google maps if you want to see.

  • Frits Jalvingh

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by Frits Jalvingh on 13/08/2019

    An impressive site, with lots of things to see and learn. The guide we had was nice but talked really a lot, so prepare for standing still for a long time, and be sure to understand French. I think the guided visit would be better if the story was a bit more concise.

Traveller Reviews Le Village de la Madeleine

4.0 sur 5 413 reviews

  • "Worth a visit"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by AndrewM752 (Ottawa, Canada) on 08/11/2019

    This off the beaten track village provides a good option to the overrun grottoes in the area. The information presented is a bit amateurish but does give you a sense of the village and the history...

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  • "Interesting Trip Into Pre History"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Boyd J (Maleny, Australia) on 26/10/2019

    Spent 90 minutes looking over the 17,000-year-old Troglodyte settlement and the ruins of a medieval castle and village established on the site more than 16,000 years later. While a little amateurish...

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  • "Beautiful old ruins"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by sunnycoast10 (Brisbane, Australia) on 19/10/2019

    Well maintained ruins , easy to walk around , beautiful views of the Dordogne river . Small entry fee

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Le Village de la Madeleine

Address

Le Petit Marzac
24260 Tursac

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 46 36 88

Cell : 06 79 36 25 14

GPS coordinates

44° 58'5.62"N, 1° 1'58.86"E

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