Les Grottes du Roc de Cazelle
From prehistoric times to today
The site has always been inhabited, first in prehistoric times, then hollowed out and developed into a fortified castle during the Middle Ages and finally converted at the turn of the century for use as private housing.
Many scenes depicting our ancestors’ everyday lives will take you on a journey through time, from the prehistoric era to the Middle Ages and then on to 1966, when a couple of farmers moved into a monolithic house carved entirely into the rock (including a large collection of ancient objects and tools, plus farm animals). The traditional home has been faithfully re-created in accordance with local Périgord customs and history.
Information panels are installed throughout the tour, providing a coherent, chronological vision of the cliff’s occupancy through the ages.
The recent renovation was carried out with care taken to preserve the spirit of the site and its past. Cazelle is one of the most impressive parts of the rich heritage on offer in Les Eyzies, the world capital of prehistory.