Charming village stretched along the Dordogne
"A one-street town"
La Roque-Gageac is stretched out along the main road from Sarlat-la-Canéda to Beynac on the D703. You drive along the beautiful Dordogne River and it magically appears as though carved out of the cliff.
There are more streets to the town but closed to automobiles. Park by the river and walk through the quaint village. The views from the top are spectacular.
By the river, watch for the gabarres, the flat-bottomed boats that used to be used for freight and passengers and are now used for tourists. They are great fun.
"Holes in the Cliff . . ."
Look above the town and you will see cave dwellings. This is a precursor of things to come as you drive around the Dordogne and visit the many prehistoric sites. It is a fascinating area of great beauty and amazing history.
"The river is part of the village"
There are two gabarre companies in La Roque-Gageac and they alternate schedules so you never have to wait more than a half hour to ride one.
Yes, it's touristy, but it's also great fun and you get views you won't see anyplace else . . . unless you rent a canoe or kayak on the river.
La Roque is a charming village with terrific views and very friendly people.