Roque Saint-Christophe

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The Roque Saint-Christophe is a limestone escarpment one kilometer long and sixty meters high. It is located on the territory of the commune of Peyzac-le-Moustier near the town of Les Eyzies in the Dordogne department (France).

These natural cavities served as troglodyte shelters for prehistoric men from the 55th millennium BC and then forts and cities from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, especially against Viking raids or during the Hundred Years War. The houses, serving as a refuge for the Huguenots, were destroyed during the Wars of Religion in 1588.

La Roque Saint-Christophe is located in the heart of the Vézère valley close to many UNESCO World Heritage sites.