La Roque Gageac
Village between the cliff and the River Dordogne
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 meander of the Dordogne, it is remarkably integrated into the landscape.
La Roque Gageac is an important and impregnable stronghold of the Hundred Years War. It is from this period that the forts troglodyte and the castles of the bishops of Sarlat came.
A renaissance of beautiful carved stone mansions have come to beautify the village.
Many small alleys lead to the foot of the cliff, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the river.
Next to the church, halfway up the cliff, and thanks to this natural solarium, the following flourishes an amazing exotic garden composed of palm trees, banana trees, agaves, fig trees, cactus, bamboos ...
The Tourist office organizes Guided tours of the village. (Departure from the tourist Office, Duration: 1h)
Check out the Late Manor.
This mansion 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 given by his friend, Galileo.
Don't be afraid to climb to Fort Troglodytic by the steep staircase that overlooks the void. The visit is worth the trip. 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 quarry for stones.
The village is the starting point for many of the most highly Walks in Gabares, the flat-bottomed boats used in the past to carry the goods along the Dordogne.
You can also put yourself in the water for a Canoe Hiking.
Or discover the Périgord seen from the sky in a hot air balloon or Airplane and why not parachute