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La Roque Saint-Christophe

Domaine(s) : Archeology

Region : Aquitaine


La Roque Saint-Christophe is an unusual cliff.
Indeed, in this environment extremely rich in the field of prehistory, this is one more evidence of local life, since 55,000 years.

80 meters high, it overlooks the D706 over one kilometer.

Inhabited by humans for 550 centuries (!), therefore, it served as a troglodyte home during the prehistory and then during the Middle Ages against the Viking invasions and during the Hundred Years War.


The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
You may want to walk in a region where the places are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and to enjoy your getaway for a picnic near the capital of the world Prehistory Les Eyzies.

La Roque Saint-Christophe is open at the following hours:
- In February, March, from October the 1st to November the 11th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
- From April to June and in September: from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.,
- In July and August: from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.,
- From November the 12th to January the 31st: from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The last entrances are 45 minutes before closing. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


You will discover a troglodyte church,homes dug into the rock but also a model of the troglodyte village as it was in the Middle Ages.

Demonstrations on the use of hoists in the Middle Ages take place on the medieval site at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30 a.m.


24620 Peyzac-le-Moustier

The cliff is located along the Vezere at 15 minutes from Sarlat and at 5 minutes from Les Eyzies (halfway between Les Eyzies and Montignac).

N44°59'25'', E 01°03'52''

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