Dordogne Tourist Attractions

Forte de Reignac

Forte de Reignac is a stone’s throw from the Vezere, across from a ford, prehistoric men settled  here more than 20.000 years ago. Preserved in exceptional condition and fully  furnished with period furniture, it is the only monument of its kind in France,  a “Chateau Falaise” fully intact. Listed a historical monument, this is the  strangest, most secret, most extraordinary, and also the most mysterious of all  the Périgord châteaux.

Built under the escarpments, this refuge juts out from the rock into which it  has been dug and conceals huge rock shelters that have witnessed some  interesting events of our civilisation for more than 20,000 years

Vastly larger than one could imagine from the outside, the façade conceals  some impressive underground and overhead rooms, such as the great main hall, the  armory, dining hall, living quarters, kitchen, bedrooms, chapel, prison cell,  dungeon, wine cellar.

In addition to its natural protection, this fortification exhibits many  elements of defence : bretèche, murder-hole, cannons, loopholes. A source of  great historical interest, it served for the past 50 years for purposes of  scientific and archaeological research. You will be the first to visit this site  which has been jealously closed to the public until now. This showcase of our  heritage presents some genuine artefacts from prehistoric times discovered on  the premises.

Opening Dates and Times

Open every day from 1st March to 11 November March, April, October,  mi-November : 10am to 6pm May, June, September : 10am to 7pm July, August  : 10am to 8pm

La Maison Forte de Reignac

24620 Tursac

Tél. 05 53 50 70 45 – Fax 05 53 51 03  21

www.maison-forte-reignac.com info@maison-forte-reignac.com

 

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