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