La Roque-Gageac is one of the most scenic sites in The Dordogne. It is set in a stunning position on the banks of the river Dordogne near Sarlat.
La Roque-Gageac is one of the most scenic sites in The Dordogne. It is set in a stunning position on the banks of the river Dordogne 8km south of Sarlat. Many of its houses are set directly into the face of the towering cliffs that run behind the village and the rest are squeezed in between the cliff and the river bank.
The village has retained its authentic character over the centuries and has attractive narrow stone streets. There are some lovely places to picnic, river beaches, and canoes for rent. You can also take boat trips on the River Dordogne.
Above the village are some interesting Trogladite caves which are well worth a visit and also a tropical garden with palm trees and banana plants. The cliff protects the garden from the north wind enabling tropical plants to thrive.
There is a weekly market on Saturday and some nice restaurants.