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Roque Saint-Christophe

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Roque Saint-Christophe is a kilometer long, sixty meters high limestone cliff.
It is located in the town of Peyzac-le-Moustier near the town of Les Eyzies in the Dordogne, France.
Over time the frost and the water have dug numerous rock shelters and long terraces in the calcareous sides of the Dordogne's mild cliffs - and Roque Saint-Christophe was one of them.
These natural cavities have served as shelters for the Prehistoric humans as long ago as the 55,000 before present (BP).
In the more recent centuries of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the caves were used as fortified refuges for the local population as was the case during the Hundred Years War of the 14th and the 15th century and the religious wars of the 16th century.

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Address: 24620 Peyzac-le-Moustier
Visiting Hours:February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November: from 10am to 6:30pm
July and August from 10am to 8pm
December and January from 10am to 5pm.


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