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Guidebook for exploring La Roque Gageac area

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Guidebook for exploring La Roque Gageac area

Sightseeing
This charming village sits directly on the Dordogne River. Wonderful walking trails, swimming, canoeing, bike rentals, wine shops, float down the river on a Gabar, play Boules, visit Troglodytic fort, Bamboo Gardens, Eat at one of the finest restaurants in the area or have a simple pizza or meal at one of the many restaurants. Charming shops line the street.
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La Roque-Gageac
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This charming village sits directly on the Dordogne River. Wonderful walking trails, swimming, canoeing, bike rentals, wine shops, float down the river on a Gabar, play Boules, visit Troglodytic fort, Bamboo Gardens, Eat at one of the finest restaurants in the area or have a simple pizza or meal at one of the many restaurants. Charming shops line the street.
Located just 10 minutes from La Roque Gageac the Château de Castelnaud is a medieval fortress in the commune of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, overlooking the Dordogne River in Périgord, southern France. Weapon museum is very interesting. This was the stronghold for the English in the 100 year war.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Located just 10 minutes from La Roque Gageac the Château de Castelnaud is a medieval fortress in the commune of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, overlooking the Dordogne River in Périgord, southern France. Weapon museum is very interesting. This was the stronghold for the English in the 100 year war.
This 12th Century fortress, one of the most authentic and well-conserved in the region, offers its visitors from the heights of the medieval keep, a magnificent view over the valley of five castles. Many movies have been filmed here. The most recent “The Last Duel” by Ridley Scott, also Joan of Arc, Chocolat just to name a few.
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Beynac
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This 12th Century fortress, one of the most authentic and well-conserved in the region, offers its visitors from the heights of the medieval keep, a magnificent view over the valley of five castles. Many movies have been filmed here. The most recent “The Last Duel” by Ridley Scott, also Joan of Arc, Chocolat just to name a few.
This Chateaux was once owned by the famous singer Josephine Baker, Interesting history, birds of prey show at the end of the tour
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Château des Milandes
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This Chateaux was once owned by the famous singer Josephine Baker, Interesting history, birds of prey show at the end of the tour
Wonderful place to walk and explore the gardens, concerts in the summer months. Egg hunts during Easter Incredible views
Château de Marqueyssac
Wonderful place to walk and explore the gardens, concerts in the summer months. Egg hunts during Easter Incredible views
Walled town just 10 minutes from La Roque Gageac. Fun shops, Church, Cave and magnificent views
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Domme
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Walled town just 10 minutes from La Roque Gageac. Fun shops, Church, Cave and magnificent views
Great Saturday and Wednesday market. Take a walking tour thru the streets of this largest fully restored Renaissance town in France. Great shops and tasting rooms. Sarlat is a gastronomic centre, the region being well known particularly for foie gras and truffles.
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Sarlat-la-Canéda
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Great Saturday and Wednesday market. Take a walking tour thru the streets of this largest fully restored Renaissance town in France. Great shops and tasting rooms. Sarlat is a gastronomic centre, the region being well known particularly for foie gras and truffles.
Rocamadour is a small clifftop village in south-central France. It is known for the Cité Réligieuse complex of religious buildings, accessed via the Grand Escalier staircase. It includes the Chapelle Notre-Dame, with its Black Madonna statue, and the Romanesque-Gothic Basilica of St-Sauveur.
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Rocamadour
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Rocamadour is a small clifftop village in south-central France. It is known for the Cité Réligieuse complex of religious buildings, accessed via the Grand Escalier staircase. It includes the Chapelle Notre-Dame, with its Black Madonna statue, and the Romanesque-Gothic Basilica of St-Sauveur.
On the serene Dordogne River, Bergerac is a medieval town of corbelled houses surrounded by green countryside with vineyards and farms. Bergerac’s medieval quarter is an angular jumble of streets sloping down to the river. You’ll adore the half-timbered houses, like Maison Gaudra on Rue des Fontaines dating from the 1300s , visit the old town and the Château de Monbazillac for a fun day exploring this wine region and town.
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Bergerac
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On the serene Dordogne River, Bergerac is a medieval town of corbelled houses surrounded by green countryside with vineyards and farms. Bergerac’s medieval quarter is an angular jumble of streets sloping down to the river. You’ll adore the half-timbered houses, like Maison Gaudra on Rue des Fontaines dating from the 1300s , visit the old town and the Château de Monbazillac for a fun day exploring this wine region and town.
This amazing Garden will transport you to a different country and time. The exotic gardens are alongside the church, halfway up the cliff, and boast luxuriant sub-tropical and Mediterranean plants including lemon trees, banana trees and many species of palm. Koi Ponds, seating areas, Beer and drinks available. Free Entry. Wonderful experience
Bamboo stand Roque-Gageac
This amazing Garden will transport you to a different country and time. The exotic gardens are alongside the church, halfway up the cliff, and boast luxuriant sub-tropical and Mediterranean plants including lemon trees, banana trees and many species of palm. Koi Ponds, seating areas, Beer and drinks available. Free Entry. Wonderful experience
Prehistoric Caves
One of our favorite pre historic caves in the area. Font de Gaume, a prehistoric cave, is one of the most incredible Palaeolithic sites in the world still open to the public. 25 minutes from La Roque Gegeac
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Font de Gaume
4 Avenue des Grottes
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One of our favorite pre historic caves in the area. Font de Gaume, a prehistoric cave, is one of the most incredible Palaeolithic sites in the world still open to the public. 25 minutes from La Roque Gegeac
Lascaux is the setting of a complex of caves near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne in southwestern France. Over 600 parietal wall paintings cover the interior walls and ceilings of the cave. Duplication of the original drawings (to preserve the originals) make an impressive visit don't miss the museum as well.
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Grottes de Lascaux
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Lascaux is the setting of a complex of caves near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne in southwestern France. Over 600 parietal wall paintings cover the interior walls and ceilings of the cave. Duplication of the original drawings (to preserve the originals) make an impressive visit don't miss the museum as well.
On a cliff overlooking a tranquil section of the River Vezere is the remains of a large troglodyte town. The cliff has evidence of use as a shelter for Neanderthal man (50000 BC), Cro-Magnon man (25000 BC) and since then up until the Renaissance in 1588 when the trogolodyte town and fortress that had grown up was destroyed in the Wars of Religion
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La Roque Saint-Christophe
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On a cliff overlooking a tranquil section of the River Vezere is the remains of a large troglodyte town. The cliff has evidence of use as a shelter for Neanderthal man (50000 BC), Cro-Magnon man (25000 BC) and since then up until the Renaissance in 1588 when the trogolodyte town and fortress that had grown up was destroyed in the Wars of Religion
After a vertiginous descent by lift or on foot down to a depth of 103 metres below the ground, you take a trip in a small boat on the underground river through majestic galleries. Then the Grande Pendeloque comes into view - a giant 60 m high stalactite - which seems to hang by a thread, admiring itself in the Rain Lake. After disembarking, you take a walking tour to the Lake of Gours and the Great Dome Cavern whose vault rises 94 metres above you.
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Padirac
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After a vertiginous descent by lift or on foot down to a depth of 103 metres below the ground, you take a trip in a small boat on the underground river through majestic galleries. Then the Grande Pendeloque comes into view - a giant 60 m high stalactite - which seems to hang by a thread, admiring itself in the Rain Lake. After disembarking, you take a walking tour to the Lake of Gours and the Great Dome Cavern whose vault rises 94 metres above you.
This small town hosts one of our favorite caves Font de gaume. you can also visit the Natural Museum of Prehistory. Close to many other caves and sites
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
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This small town hosts one of our favorite caves Font de gaume. you can also visit the Natural Museum of Prehistory. Close to many other caves and sites
Wine Regions
Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a very unique site were world-famous wineries, fine wine, beautiful architecture and great monuments are a perfect match. Ideal if you are traveling to Bordeaux . 2 hrs from the house. A full day here is worth the drive
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Saint-Émilion
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Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a very unique site were world-famous wineries, fine wine, beautiful architecture and great monuments are a perfect match. Ideal if you are traveling to Bordeaux . 2 hrs from the house. A full day here is worth the drive
Fabulous wines, 13th century bridge and charming old town make for a great day of exploration. One hour from La Roque Gageac
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Cahors
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Fabulous wines, 13th century bridge and charming old town make for a great day of exploration. One hour from La Roque Gageac
Bergerac is the largest of the Dordogne’s wine appellations – which speaks volumes about its vin culture. The area is home to more than a dozen Appellation d’Origine Contrôlées (AOCs), covering red, white and rosé variations, including the sweet white Monbazillac and deep red Montravel.
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Bergerac
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Bergerac is the largest of the Dordogne’s wine appellations – which speaks volumes about its vin culture. The area is home to more than a dozen Appellation d’Origine Contrôlées (AOCs), covering red, white and rosé variations, including the sweet white Monbazillac and deep red Montravel.
Great wine tasting in the tasting room nearby and history of the area. About 1 hour from La Roque Gageac
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Château de Monbazillac
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Great wine tasting in the tasting room nearby and history of the area. About 1 hour from La Roque Gageac
Food scene
Small pristine village 15 minutes from La Roque is where one of our favorite restaurants is located. Enjoy a casual setting with great, creative food.
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Daglan
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Small pristine village 15 minutes from La Roque is where one of our favorite restaurants is located. Enjoy a casual setting with great, creative food.
Restaurant La Belle Etoile is an old family establishment in one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has magnificent views over the River Dordogne, a well-shaded terrace, and the cuisine is of a very high standard - the best of the Périgord’s renowned traditional specialities, but also with a distinct innovative touch. OUR Favorite!!!!
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La Roque-Gageac
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Restaurant La Belle Etoile is an old family establishment in one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has magnificent views over the River Dordogne, a well-shaded terrace, and the cuisine is of a very high standard - the best of the Périgord’s renowned traditional specialities, but also with a distinct innovative touch. OUR Favorite!!!!
Friendly Tom makes one of the best Pizzas with unique sauces and toppings. Take out and enjoy!
Gageac
Friendly Tom makes one of the best Pizzas with unique sauces and toppings. Take out and enjoy!

Conseils sur la ville

Déplacements
You will need a car to truly enjoy this region.
This is an easy area to drive and renting a car will give you the flexibility to visit Caves, Bastide Towns, Gardens, Wine Regions, Markets and more. There are also tour guides available for a full day of visiting caves, wine tasting etc