La Roque Saint Christophe
The largest troglodyte site in Europe !
11 km from the Moulin de la Beune
Remarkable for its powerful forms, its number of habitats and its age of occupation by the man, this site constitutes a frame of a rare and wild beauty.
This veritable wall of limestone, one kilometer long and 80 meters high, constantly undermined by the river and the frost, has widened with a hundred rock shelters and long aerial terraces.
These natural cavities were occupied by man since Prehistory and then modified to become a fort and a city from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the Renaissance.
You will discover the imprint left by our ancestors on the rock as well as a conservatory of civil engineering machinery reconstituted in tribute to the great medieval builders.
Cut flints, engraved bones, musical instruments, weapons and prehistoric tools, burials, testify to the presence of the man with the Roque saint Christiphe since at least 55 000 years until modern times.
Indeed, during the appearance of metals, prehistoric shelters were remodeled to make impregnable refuges.
In the Middle Ages, the population grows and the cliff is gradually transformed into strong and cited.
Prehistory and History meet on the site of Roque Saint Christophe to offer you a unique site of discoveries