Maison forte de Reignac en Dordogne » Introducing Maison Forte

Aunique “château falaise” in the heart of the Dordogne

The Maison Forte de Reignac, in the Dordogne region, is not only a powerful cliffside hideaway , it’s also the center of an estate where the lord of the man or lives surrounded by his family and household staff. He exercises his power and judges minor offences on his lands. The right of high and low justice was exercised by the lord of the troglodytic city of La Roque Saint-Christophe, two kilometers away.

Classified as a historic monument on October 16, 1964, the Maison Forte de Reignac is located in the Périgord region of France, a unique site and one of the strangest and most unusual. Built on an escarpment overlooking the Vézère Valley, Reignac has seen it all: from prehistoric times, 20,000 years ago, when hunter-gatherers used these vast rock shelters to protect themselves from the cold, to the Middle Ages and the construction of the “cliff castle .

Ready to go back in time? Every room in the Maison Forte de Reignac features period furniture, artifacts and a striking exhibition. that will plunge you into the depths of the Middle Ages

Explore the different rooms of the Maison Forte de Reignac

A visit to the Maison Forte de Reignac is like taking a trip back in time

On the first floor, under-rock shelters display relics of our ancestors’ lives (weapons, ornaments, tools), and as you climb the upper floors, you embark on a journey back to the Middle Ages to discover the living conditions and everyday objects of the Lords of Reignac.

Immerse yourself in the troglodytic world of Reignac, a listed site in the Dordogne.

Occupied for more than 20,000 years, as evidenced by the prehistoric remains found on site, the Reignac site is ideally located near the river and forests, essential food sources!

The cliff is a natural refuge, a protective habitat offering unrivalled visibility. In the first part of the tour, you’ll learn more about theoccupation of troglodytic spaces (i.e. in the rock), deep in the cliffs. The upper terraces and architectural features were added in the Middle Ages.

Since 1964, the château’s cliff facade and roofs have been listed as Historic Monuments.

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