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Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques

D706 | Peyzac-Le-Moustier, 24620 Peyzac-le-Moustier, France
+33 5 53 50 70 45
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Wonderful place

A very interesting site with history form many different ages. Well presented and worth visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob T
Impressive and a great visit

We spent an hour or so visiting this site, which is a truly impressive settlement built into a rock... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris G
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Halfway between les eyzies and montignac lascaux the roque saint christophe cliff has been occupied for 55000 years then the place was a fort and a city in the middle age here you will travel through times understanding the life of the people of the cliffs.
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D706 | Peyzac-Le-Moustier, 24620 Peyzac-le-Moustier, France
+33 5 53 50 70 45
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting site with history form many different ages. Well presented and worth visiting more than once. The only downside is the rip off cafe in the car park, they charge tourist prices, twice as much as any other cafe in the area, this...More

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour or so visiting this site, which is a truly impressive settlement built into a rock cliff in the Vezere valley. Its history ranges from Neanderthal times to the 16th century, and presents well for education as well as fascination. The scale...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was blown away by this cliff a mile long where people lived for 20,000 years until the viking raids. So unique and beautiful vantage point, which explains why they lived here.

Thank ejsnyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take yourself back to prehistory and imagine living in this cave village. Fast forward to the Middle Ages when the settlement was 5 storied and over 1000 people lived in this 1 kilometre citie on a cliff face.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this educational. It tells you the hisoty of the town from prehistoric times to Middle Ages. We went at 6pm when it was quieter. Recommended.

Thank Amplegirl
Reviewed June 30, 2017

we loved la roque. we found it very educational. there were stunning views and it offered an awe inspiring view into the annals of human history and evolution. Highly recommend.

Thank Funkjazz
Reviewed June 28, 2017

There are lots of 'troglodyte' experiences in the Vezere valley. That is not to knock any of them but you can pick and choose. And this is definitely one to choose. Firstly there are excellent parking facilities with toilets and a cafe. Food is simple...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We went here as part of a group, the site is fantastic, so full of interesting things to see and hear about and a wonderful natural spectacle that was home to over 1000 people. Our guide was interesting, receptive to questions, had numerous humorous anecdotes...More

1  Thank Martin O
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Four of the five of us traveling together loved this place--great site of successive habitation since truly ancient times, with good signage in French and English about the place, the people, the sieges, the battles, etc. Only our friend with height issues couldn't go through...More

Thank Nancy19067
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Cut into a cliff overlooking the River Vezere, these are the remains of a troglodyte settlement used from the age of the Neanderthal man (50000 BC), Cro-Magnon man (25000 BC) and even the medieval ages, till it was destroyed. A self-guided tour takes you through...More

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December 25, 2014|
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Response from Matthieu B | Property representative |
HI, I'm Matt and i work for la Roque, no you don't need any reservation, in june it stills quiet and we re open everyday from 10am to 6:30 pm, and in summer even in august a 15 minutes wait to buy ticket and start a visit is... More
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Response from JuliePH1960 | Reviewed this property |
We went last June and late on in the day having done several other things and places first - there were 6 of us and there was no problem at all.