Welcome to La Roque Gageac
La Roque Gageac is one of the most beautiful villages in France Nestled against a huge limestone cliff in the hollow of a meandering Dordogne, it is remarkably integrated into the landscape.
La Roque Gageac is an important and impregnable stronghold of the Hundred Years ' War. It was from this period that the forts troglodyte and the castles of the bishops of Sarlat came from.
In the Renaissance beautiful carved stone mansions came to beautify the village.
Many small alleys lead to the foot of the cliff, from which one can enjoy a magnificent view of the river.
Next to the church at Mid Cliff and thanks to this natural solarium, there is an astonishing exotic garden made up of palms, bananas, agaves, fig trees, cactuses, bamboos ...
The Tourist office Guided tours of the village. (Departure from the tourist office, duration: 1 h 00)
Go see the Manor of late.
This mansion belonged to Jean Tarde, native of La Roque-Gageac. A famous humanist and botanist, he brought back to the region the first astronomical spectacle given by his friend, Galileo.
Don't be afraid to climb to Fort Cave by the steep staircase that overlooks the void. The tour is worth a visit. Built in the 12th century to withstand the invaders from the north of France, the fort will be dismantled at the beginning of the eighteenth to serve as a stone quarry.
The place of the village is the starting point for many of the Walks in barges, the flat-bottom boats used in the past to carry the goods along the Dordogne.