Abri la Madelene

Village troglodytique de La Madeleine

Useful Information

Location: Tursac, 6k from Les Eyzies de Tayac.
45 km from Périgueux, 20 km from Sarlat.
A20 exit Souillac, towards Sarlat, throughBrive-la-Gaillarde, 60 km.
A89 exit Saint-Laurent-sur-Manoire, 35 km.
Open: no restrictions [2006]
Fee: free [2006]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave. ArchaeologyAbri SubterraneaCave Castle
Light: n/a.
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11th-19th century cave castle inhabited.


La Madelene is a famous archaeological location, not far from the almost as famous Le Moustier. From Les Eyzies follow departmental road 706 towards Tursac, up the Vézère valley for six kilometers. At the village Lespinasse cross the Vézère River, the rock shelter is at the foot of a 15 m high limestone cliff.