Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, Peyzac-le-Moustier

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, a 1 k (.5 mi) long and 80 m (87 yd) high limestone cliff in Dordogne, has housed settlements since 55,000 BCE. Five layers of terraces and caves have been naturally carved into the cliff by frost and the Vezere river below. You can scale the cliffs and roam among these settlements, which date from the days of cavemen up through the Renaissance. Explore on your own, or ask for a naturalist to guide you. Plan to visit Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Peyzac-le-Moustier attractions using our Peyzac-le-Moustier vacation planner.
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  • A really nice and very interesting place to visit. Here you can see how the people from prehistory to the renaissance have lived here and lived.
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  • We went at the beginning of October. Not so many visitors as towards the end of season, so much better to see it properly and take pictures. It is mind-blowing to see how people lived up here, quite b...  read more »
  • site inhabited since prehistoric times, and become a Troglodyte city, the visit is very interesting and informative. and Nice, staff friendly. and oddly enough I didn't feel dizzy; It is better to be shod for the market in order not to slip
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  • Stunning site of surprisingly rich archaeological significance. Fascinating and well worth a visit.
  • A very interesting site of a former cliff side town. There aren't any structures left, but you can wander through the cliff and look at the fittings carved into the rock and let your imagination fill in the rest.
  • Splendid view! Impressive 'rocky' terrace! Must-see!
  • Don't believe in Troglodytes? - Well, you may start now!
  • Found the place by chance and it was a great experience. The remains are more middle age than palaeolithic but you can imagine how it was
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