Exceptional location and micro-climate!
Wow! What a postcard panorama!
Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, the village of La Roque-Gageac nestles between the cliffs and the river at the end of one of the meanders of the Dordogne. It couldn't be a more dazzling setting. An irresistible invitation to contemplate.
"If Paradise existed on earth, it would surely have chosen this setting". This quotation from the American novelist Henry Miller aptly describes this typical Dordogne village.
Overlooking the River Dordogne by 120m and offering an exceptional 180° panoramic view of the valley, the cliff at La Roque-Gageac is home to the remains of a fortress built in the 12th century.
Built right into the rock, the Fort of La Roque Gageac was armed with an elaborate defensive system that can still be seen today: a moat, a knocker, a sentry walk, archways, loopholes and gunports.
At the end of the 1960s, some of the steep streets of La Roque-Gageac were planted with trees. Taking advantage of the surrounding microclimate. Palm trees, banana trees, orange trees, lemon trees, pomegranate trees, olive trees, cacti, agaves, fig trees, hibiscus and giant bamboo now grow side by side in a cheerful, skilfully orchestrated mess, making for a delightful stroll - and a free one at that!
You can also explore the village by barge or canoe.
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