Fodor's Expert Review La Madeleine

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac Ruins

As you head north from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac toward Lascaux, stop off near the village of Tursac to discover the mysterious "lost village" of La Madeleine, found hidden in the Valley of Vézère at the foot of a ruined castle. The site was abandoned in the 1920s, but it has a picturesque, eye-catching cliff-face chapel that was constructed during the Middle Ages as well as an interesting history. Geologists and anthropologists will especially enjoy learning about the village's backstory, including the prehistoric settlement that was here. Download a guide about the site or take a guided tour---call ahead for English tours. There also are weekly summer workshops for children.

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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  24620, France


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Rate Includes: €7.90, Closed Dec.–Feb.

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