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La Roque St-Christophe

The enormous prehistoric dwelling site of La Roque St-Christophe is made up of about a hundred rock shelters on five levels, hollowed out of the limestone cliffs. The whole complex is nearly 1km long and about 80m above ground level, where the River Vézère once flowed. The earliest traces of occupation go back over 50,000 years. There are frequent guided visits in summer, or you could just take an English-language leaflet and wander at your own pace.

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