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Village of “La Madeleine”

Distance from La Barde: 35 minutes

La Madeleine, troglodytic village of “magdalenian”

Troglodytic village of the Vezere valley, the village of “La Madeleine” is one of the most preserved site. It contains 3 parts corresponding to 3 historic layers, whose only 2 are open to the visit.

In the intermediary level, you will visit the troglodytic village built in the rock and occupied from the 9th to the 19th centuries. In the higher level, you will have the opportunity to discover the fortified castle of “Petit Marzac” (just ruins it’s not possible to visit). Beyond, you will enjoy a beautiful panorama on the Vezere.

After a lot of discoveries, researchers made an extraordinary find ; a mammoth illustration on a tusk piece of the same animal ! And it’s thanks to this deposit discovery they definitively decided to associate the name of “La Madeleine” to the last high Paleolithic culture: “the magdalenian”.

The site is open to the visit from the 15th February to the 30th October. You will find all the prices information here.

We visited it for you !

Visiting the troglodytic village of “La Madeleine”, is like having a walk through ages and different life accommodations. You will be charmed by the small Gothic chapel from the 15th Century and the ruins of the fortified castle, surrounded by nature.


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