Jours & horaires d'ouverture de la grotte

 

 Juin  :

 

Tous les jours de 10h à 12h

et de 14h à 18h

 

Juillet et août : 

 

Tous les jours de 9h30 à 19h30

 

La dernière visite 1h avant la fermeture !

 

Tous les mardis

(du 04/07 au 29/08): 

- Marché de producteurs de pays de 18h30 à 23h00

- Visites nocturnes de 20h30 à 23h00

 

 

 

Musée du Roi d'Araucanie

Ouverture du musée pendant les mois de Juillet & août

 

 

 

Tourtoirac history !

Ilot à tourtoirac
Ilot à tourtoirac

The small town of Tourtoirac stands on the left bank of the the Auvézère, a river that rises in neighbouring Correze and that reaches its confluence with the Isle, just before Périgueux. It is located in the northeastern part of the Dordogne, in "the Green Périgord" (but is administratively attached to "the Black Périgord").

 

It is located 35 km from Périgueux, 8 km from Hautefort and 13 km from Excideuil. Tourtoirac was founded near the spring of La Clautre. It is surrounded by some hamlets on the hills and cliffs: Les Rochers, Saint-Hilaire, Les Ourteix and Les Talouches. Sometimes, during heavy rainfall or thunderstorms, there are floods in the lower part of the town, which causes difficulties for the traffic on the main road (D5).


Sites and Monuments

  • The abbey church Saint-Pierre-es-Liens and the remains of the former Benedictine monastery: Roman period XII and XIII century. It is listed as a historic monument.
  • The shrines of two Kings of Auraucania and Patagonia: Orélie Antoine Tounens (1825-1878) and Achille I (1841-1902) and his wife Dona Maria (1851-1893).
  • The tombs of the kings of Araucania and Patagonia.
  • The Clautre Spring.
  • The Tourtoirac Cave, discovered in 1995 and open to the public since 2010.