Welcome to the troglodytic village of La Madeleine
This exceptional and natural site is amongst the best-preserved in the Vézère valley,and has attracted mankind from prehistory to nowadays. At the foot of the cliff, 17000 years ago, semi-nomadic hunters-gatherers settled. This prehistoric deposit gave its name to a civilisation of Prehistory: the Magdalenian.
Halfway up the cliff, one discovers a troglodytic medieval village. It has been inhabited from the Middle Ages until the end of the19th century. Amidst the buildings is a remarkable 15th century gothic chapel, hanging from the cliff.
Still standing at the top of the cliff, are the vestiges of the chateau de Petit Marzac, built during the 13th century.
At the heart of the Périgord Noir, the Village de La Madeleine welcomes you all year round: family, group or guided visits for school children.
Visitors also have a picnic area at their disposal, with a magnificent view of the valley.
Get ready, for an extraordinary journey which will take you from prehistory (17000 years BP) to present day, passing through the Middle Ages … Enjoy your visit!