The village of la Roque-Gageac, rates among the most beautiful villages in France, is nested between its cliff and the river Dordogne. It benefits of an almost Mediterranean micro-climate because of its south exposition.
La Roque-Gageac aligns the facades of its white and ocre houses. Numerous small streets lead to the base of the cliff, from which we can enjoy a magnificent view over the river.
Next to the church, is an astonishing garden bathed in this natural solarium, where you can find exotic plants like palm trees, banana trees, agaves, figues, cactus and bamboos.
Pushing your walk a little bit further, you will discover the Tarde Manor, vestige of the renaissance still dominating the heart of the village. If you want to discover the village from the river, the best way is to embark on of of the famous gabarres : these traditional boats with flat bottoms that used to be used to transport cargos along the river. The majority of the gabarres navigating this part of the river, would only have been going down it because they would be disassembled upon arrival to be sold as heating wood.
La Roque-gageac and its inhabitants, the Laroquois, will welcome you with warmth every year, in this country of fine gastronomy.