La Roque-Gageac

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17 December 2023  |  Tourism

La Roque-Gageac, a jewel on the banks of the Dordogne

La Roque-Gageac is an enchanting village clinging to a cliff overlooking the Dordogne river. Nestled in the southwest of France, this picturesque gem combines timeless medieval charm, fascinating architecture and a spectacular natural setting. Let's set off to discover the riverside elegance that Roque-Gageac offers to those who have the privilege of visiting it.

A unique cliff

The village backs onto the steep cliff which is gracefully reflected in the calm waters of the Dordogne. The village's location makes it unique, offering breathtaking views of the river and surrounding hills. The pretty houses with ocher facades, leaning against the cliff, create a splendid picture, making Roque-Gageac unique!

Great architectural elegance

The charm of La Roque-Gageac lies in its preserved architecture. The stone houses, with tiled roofs, blend into the landscape. The streets invite you to wander, revealing beautiful details and flower gardens with a bucolic atmosphere.

The Manoir de Tarde, a historical treasure

The Manoir de Tarde dates from the 17th century and is one of the treasures of Roque-Gageac. Tarde Castle is made up of a square main building, decorated with a circular tower. This main building includes, on the ground floor, a vaulted passage under which the path passes. Visitors can admire this historic residence which bears witness to the elegance of the past from the outside, but unfortunately the interior cannot be visited.

Exotic Gardens

La Roque Gageac is home to exotic gardens which add a touch of color and diversity to the whole. The gardens are very well maintained and feature varieties of Mediterranean and tropical plants. A lovely walk through the gardens offering a peaceful experience for a moment.

Cruises on the Dordogne

The privileged location of La Roque-Gageac on the banks of the Dordogne is an ideal starting point for walks on the water. Descending the river offers other perspectives on the cliffs, the castles which punctuate the landscape, and on the village itself. Here is a picturesque and relaxing way to discover this preserved region.

Laroque-Gageac has a medieval charm, and a breathtaking natural setting and peaceful atmosphere invite visitors on a journey through time. Stroll through its picturesque streets and admire the river from its quays. This village stands as a timeless testimony to French elegance on the banks of the Dordogne.

Don't wait any longer to explore Laroque-Gageac during your stay.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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