Surrounding area • Villages and fortified towns

La Roque-Gageac

Gabarres à La Roque Gageac

Between the cliffs and the Dordogne

La Roque-Gageac

Listed as one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages in France’, La Roque-Gageac is so much more! It’s an atypical treasure trove of charm, nestling between the cliffs and the river Dordogne. Facing due south, it enjoys an almost Mediterranean micro-climate. So it’s quite surprising to find an exotic garden with palm trees, banana trees, agaves, fig trees, cacti, bamboo…

On the heights of the village, you will notice a staircase leading to a troglodytic fort built in the 12th century at a height of 40 metres. Built right into the steep cliff face, it was impossible for invaders to climb, making it a highly sophisticated defensive system.

We’ve visited and revisited it for you! Distance fromLa Barde: 10 minutes

La Roque-Gageac is one of the first villages to visit in the Dordogne-Périgord. It’s very small but full of hidden treasures that we recommend you discover on foot, by gabarre, or even on a guided tour. From the village, and if you don’t want to stop there, continue your discovery on one of the 3 hiking trails.

Points of interest to discover: the church of Notre Dame de La Roque-Gageac, built in 1330, the Tarde manor house, a vestige of the Renaissance whose owner was none other than the famous humanist and botanist Jean Tarde, the Château de la Malartrie and the bamboo grove.