A 3-discovery adventure

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3 historic sites within 5 km “

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Discover the troglodytic city of La Roque
Saint-Christophe in Dordogne

La Roque Saint-Christophe: The prehistory and history of a troglodytic site unique in the world.

Remarkable for its powerful forms, the number of its habitats and the age of its human occupation, Roque Saint-Christophe is nestled in a wild setting of rare beauty.

It’s a veritable limestone wall,one kilometer long and 80 meters high! Eroded by the Vézère river and frost over the millennia, a hundred or so rock shelters have been carved out of its aerial terraces.

These natural caves have been occupied by man since prehistoric times, then developed into a fort and a troglodytic city from the Middle Ages to the early Renaissance.

Immersion guaranteed
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Why come?

The assets of La Roque Saint-Christophe

dogs allowed

Dogs accepted

We’re pet-friendly here!

visit at any time

Visit at any time

A refuge from the elements for millennia. Visitable whatever the weather!

free for children under 8

Free for children under 8

Free admission for children under 8.

open all year round

Open 7/7 all year round

Visit us 7/7 days a week, and you’ll be delighted!

on-site catering

Eating out

On-site catering

Events at La Roque Saint-Christophe

The team at La Roque Saint-Christophe offers you a activities for the whole family: from self-guided tours or guided tours demonstrations of medieval lifting machines, and themed workshops, a children’s guide, a treasure hunt and a 3D film showing the reconstruction of the site from its formation to the early Renaissance. Themed events include a theatrical performance on the theme of the knight and his horse in the 12th century, a sound and light show at night, and many other surprises throughout the year…

Our fun-filled events appeal to the whole family, as well as to connoisseurs who appreciate rich, contextualized historical information.

Learning & wonder
Generation that rocks

La Roque Saint-Christophe,
a family story

The year is 1938, and it’s been 350 years since the Roque Saint-Christophe was occupied by man. Visit vegetation has returned and the cliff is plunged into a deep sleep… Gabriel Touron, passionate Périgord native, accompanied by his wife Juliette, will awaken the stone giant and embark on a titanic task to uncover this priceless heritage of humanity! Following in Gabriel and Juliette’s footsteps, their descendants take up the torch, giving birth to a long family adventure.

Family history

How to visit La Roque Saint-Christophe

The Roque Saint-Christophe site is open every day of the year, with guided or self-guided tours available at no extra charge, depending on the season. We offer a rich program of events all year round during the school vacations. Consult the program in the “Events” section.

You can purchase your tickets in advance via our online ticketing service. Take advantage of our different formulas and rates, and discover our twin tickets, for discounts when visiting the Maison Forte de Reignac and the Donjon and Manoir de la Salle, two major sites in the Vèzère Valley, just a few kilometers away.

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Eco-responsible visit

Because it has been protecting man and nature since prehistoric times, the Roque Saint-Christophe cliff in Périgord has been awarded LPO refuge status and the NF Environnement label, recognizing its history, ecological management and the protection of various bird species. protection of various bird species. . By preserving a site thousands of years old, where man first settled 55,000 years ago, the team at this tourist mecca in the Vézère Valley has acquired an ecological know-how that benefits the maintenance of species around the site.

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Customer reviews & video highlights
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An excellent and enjoyable visit

Excellent visit (first one about ten years ago), always enjoyable. We’re rediscovering the splendid view. Even on a busy weekend, there was no waiting time at the entrance, and a self-guided tour is perfect for children. Explanatory booklets for adults and children.

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A very interesting place to visit, steeped in history

We went there as a couple several years ago, and now we’re going back with our children, aged 2 and 4. Despite the crowds, parking was easy and there were plenty of picnic tables on the waterside. Admission is around €11 for adults and free for children under 8. A very interesting place to visit, steeped in history. On this long weekend, a period camp was set up with entertainment. Don’t forget to bring good shoes, as this area is sure to delight young and old alike.

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Perfect with your dog

We had a great time and were even able to bring our Golden along, who thoroughly enjoyed the visit!

We recommend the guided tour, which is very interesting.

Great discoveries about the history of the Dordogne, life in the roque, …
We recommend the guided tour, which is very interesting.
Jeremy’s fascinating explanations transported and captivated us. The demonstration of lifting equipment is an added bonus for an immersive visit.

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The welcome was great

Magnificent with a lovely panorama. We didn’t take the guided tour as our little one was very energetic and we didn’t want to disturb anyone. However, the explanations of the “signs” and the video are very complete. We had a great welcome from a very nice young man with a great sense of humour. We really enjoyed it.

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