Photographer's Note

July 29th, 2011
Tursac 240559 24620
Dordogne Aquitaine
44.968 1.044 79 m

The Reignac castle, Tursac

One view.
Another view.

At Tursac, in Prigord Noir, in the VZRE VALLEY, the maison forte de Reignac, the Reignac castle, is a cliff-castle, a 14th 16th centuries castle cave. Classified as a historical monument since 1964.

The frontage of the castle dissimulates huge cliff shelters visited since prehistoric times.

Visit and history of the Reignac castle.
Panorama of the Reignac castle.

For several tens of thousands of years, men of the Magdalenian have succeeded in shelters limestone of the valley of the VZRE, the valley is called "LA VALLE DE L'HOMME", because of important prehistoric sites there. Prehistoric sites in the valley of the Vzre are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO as a "prehistoric sites and caves with the valley of the Vezere."

_ The VZRE rises to an altitude of 887 meters, in the Massif Central, on the plateau de Millevaches, in the tourbire de Longroux, near the Puy Pendu, after a course of 211 kilometers and crossing a watershed of 9656 km, it flows into the Dordogne river in Limeuil in the Dordogne departement. Description de la Vzre.

TURSAC is a french municipality, located in the department of the Dordogne of the Aquitaine region, populated 319 Tursacois in 2008, distributed out of 17.7 km, that is to say 18 hab./km.

In the Prigord noir, The municipality of Tursac is along the Vzre Valley near Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

They are douard Lartet, 1801-1871, and Henry Christy, 1810-1865, who began the first searches from 1863 in the cave Richard in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil and in surroundings, and in the valley of Vzre where the numerous and important archaeological discoveries followed one another from 1863 until 1940, when was discovered the grotte of Lascaux.

My images of Tursac.
My images of the Vzre valley.

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