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La Roque Gageac

village between the cliff and the Dordogne river

Welcome to La Roque Gageac

La Roque Gageac is one of France's most beautiful villages Nestled against an immense limestone cliff in a meander of the Dordogne, it blends remarkably well into the landscape.

La Roque Gageac was an important and impregnable stronghold during the Hundred Years' War. The troglodytic forts and castles of the bishops of Sarlat date from this period.
During the Renaissance, the village was embellished with beautiful stone mansions.
Numerous narrow streets lead to the foot of the cliff, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the river.
Next to the church, mid-cliff and thanks to this natural solarium, blossoms a stunning exotic garden with palm, banana, agave, fig, cactus and bamboo trees...
The tourist office organizes guided tours of the village(Departure from the Tourist Office, Duration: 1H00)
Check out the Manoir de Tarde.
This manor house belonged to Jean Tarde, a native of La Roque-Gageac. A famous humanist and botanist, he brought back to the region the first astronomical telescope donated by his friend Galileo.
Don't be afraid to climb up to the troglodyte fort via the steep staircase overlooking the void. It's well worth the detour. Built in the 12th century to resist invaders from northern France, the fort was dismantled in the early 18th century to serve as a stone quarry.

A major centre for inland waterway transport, the village is the departure point for numerous gabare ridesthe flat-bottomed boats once used to transport goods along the Dordogne.

You can also take to the water for a canoe trip.
or discover the Périgord from the air in a hot-air balloon or a plane and why not parachute




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