Located in Peyzac-le-Moustier in New Aquitaine in the Périgord, the Roque Saint-Christophe is a cliff 80 meters high and spread over 5 levels. If it is not a cave in Dordogne, the nature of its visit invites us to classify it in this category.
It is the largest troglodytic site in the West and was inhabited from prehistoric times to the end of the Renaissance. It is thus a key witness of the History of the Dordogne where one can still discover today the dwellings of our ancestors of the Cro Magnon period. In the opinion of all, it is a marvel that has preserved its authentic beauty, wild and its many mysteries! You can visit it all year round, especially since the prices are affordable. You can also enjoy lunch or dinner in one of the delicious restaurants located in the area!
La Roque Saint-Christophe rises in the valley of the Vézère in the Dordogne, in a magnificent and green setting. One kilometer long, it shelters a hundred prehistoric rock shelters and aerial terraces. In prehistoric times, the population had settled there. In the Middle Ages, it was transformed into a fortress and a city. Nowadays, these very old dwellings can be found as well as a conservatory of medieval lifting machines. Everything has been superbly reconstituted to make us discover the history of this mythical cliff of the Périgord! About it, opinions are unanimous: it is a true troglodytic masterpiece!
During your stay in our campsite in the Dordogne, it would be a pity not to visit the village of Peyzac-le-Moustier. Indeed, we strongly advise you to visit the Roque Saint-Christophe. The rates are affordable. For an adult, it costs 8,75€ against 5€ for children from 5 to 13 years old. There is a special price for students and under 25 years old which is fixed at 6,50€. There are also rates for groups of 20 people or more. Activities are also organized at certain times of the year at no extra cost, such as guided tours, washing machine demonstrations and medieval animations.
And before or after your site, don’t hesitate to stop in a restaurant to taste the gastronomic specialties of the Périgord, another aspect of the history of our region! In the Dordogne department, don’t forget to visit the Lascaux cave, classified as a Unesco world heritage site, the various historical monuments such as medieval castles, the Dordogne valley and the most beautiful villages in France!