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

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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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  • Incredible site. No need to have a guide. Everything is very well explained and very interesting. View of the Vézère Valley. Lift in the instructive time.
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  • A magnificent site to 80 meters above the Vézère which tells us about the life of our ancestors. Unforgettable moment and a few sensations if you are prone to dizzy...
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  • To change the castles, troglodyte village to discover another facet of the lives of people in the past as well as the means of protection implemented at this time. The party had, there are only ruins but some completely buried in the rock is still visitable. Guided tour of this place is really good.
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  • Amazing place and well preserved. Worth a visit. The facilities are great and the food onsite is a bargain.
  • 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.
  • Stunning site of surprisingly rich archaeological significance. Fascinating and well worth a visit.
  • Really amazing views
  • Splendid view! Impressive 'rocky' terrace! Must-see!