The charming town of Rochechouart lies 30Km to the north of Pensol. It is dominated by its classic French château which hosts the museum of contemporary art as well as staging various gallery events. The town lies on the lip of a meteor crater, the impact of which was thought for many years to be the one which wiped out the dinosaurs. Subsequent research showed the dates did not coincide but it was however a major global event followed by significant climatic disruption. The buildings of the town are made of a unique rock which is a fusion of the local sandstone and the meteor rock. There are museums and further information in the town about this fascinating geological area.