By / 23rd February, 2015 / Visit The Dordogne / No Comments

La Roque Gageac, Dordogne France

Renowned as one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages de France, here’s a taster of what they say about La Roque Gageac:

‘In Périgord Noir, at the foot of a south-facing cliff, the creamy stone houses with their “lauze” stone slab or brown-tiled roofs are mirrored in the waters of the River Dordogne where the famous “gabares” (traditional flat-bottomed boats) laden with goods used to pass in the 19C.’

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Yellow Stone Buildings of La Roque-Gageac

Like so many pretty little villages in this part of SW France, La Roque-Gageac is typified by the traditional houses made from the local yellow stone of the Dordogne. Many of these pretty houses follow the contours of the river, with others perched precariously on cliff-sides.

La Roque Gageac Troglodyte Forts

Perched even more precariously some 40 metre up the cliffs are the 12th Century Troglodyte Fortresses of La Roque Gageac, looking down on the village they were built to protect and the impressive Manoir de Tarde.

Troglodyte House La Roque Gageac

Canoeing At La Roque Gageac

Like so many parts of the Périgod and Dordogne, some of the real pleasures are to be had upon the water. Gently paddle your way down-stream past La Roque Gageac to appreciate the true splendour of this lovely village.

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