France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   La Roque-Gageac, Dordogne, France
Clinging to a sheer cliff face hemmed in by the Dordogne River, La Roque-Gageac certainly has one of the most dramatic settings in the region.




Many villages vie for the title of "most picturesque in France," and La Roque-Gageac, 15 km (9 miles, 15 minutes) south of Sarlat-la-Canéda (map) must certainly be among them.

Fronting on the Dordogne River and backed by a sheer limestone cliff with only a hundred meters in between, there is room enough only for a narrow road and a few tiers of houses.

Yet La Roque-Gageac manages to fit in a château, a Jardin Exotique (Tropical Garden), a historic church, several hotels and restaurants, an Office de Tourisme and a dock for traditional gabare boats for river cruises.

You can rent canoes and kayaks for your own river adventure as well.

La Roque-Gageac is good to include on a day's driving or biking excursion from Sarlat or Beynac.

Several hotels and restaurants are located on the main (and only) street, so you can stay the night here if you wish, and certainly find sustinence. More...

Hotels in La Roque-Gageac

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La Roque-Gageac, Dordogne, France

Canoers on the River Dordogne
in La Roque-Gageac, France.

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