The first thing that strikes you when you arrive in Culles-les-Roches is the incline on which this charming village of about 200 inhabitants is built. The story goes that the addition of "les-Roches" to the name "Culles" was made in 1908, because the village had a railway station - on the Montchanin/Saint-Gengoux line - and there was too much confusion between the stations of Tulle and Culles!
Prehistoric man was attracted to this site, an indentation in a reverse fault, very early on, taking shelter
in the cave below the village. Tools and weapons have been found in this cave dug into the cliff. In Culles-les-Roches, as well as the Saint-Germain church built on the granite heights of the village, there is a Georama discovery trail that gives a better understanding of the formation and the landscapes of the South of the Côte Chalonnaise. The village's other point of interest is also linked to underground, but takes us upwards as it is a climbing site set up in a former limestone quarry.