La Roque Saint Christophe

A museum for construction machinery, which reminds us of the great medieval builders.

by Bert Schwarz

We enter a place that has been inhabited for 55,000 years, located in a cliff washed out by the Vézère river.

La Roque Saint Christophe

Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

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Remarkable for its powerful forms, the number of dwellings and the age of this human settlement, this place is of wild beauty.

La Roque Saint Christophe © Bert Schwarz

This massive limestone rock, which is one kilometer long and 80 meters high, is constantly washed away by the river and frost. From about a hundred rock shelters and long terraces the settlement was carved out.

La Roque Saint Christophe © Bert Schwarz

These natural cavities have been inhabited by man since prehistoric times and were then transformed into a fortress and a city from the Middle Ages until the beginning of the Renaissance.

La Roque Saint Christophe © Bert Schwarz

In this region there are many ancient limestone caves with interesting shapes and colors created by nature. This complex shows impressively how our ancestors were able to use natural conditions for their purposes.