LA ROQUE GAGEAC
We liked Beynac et Cazenac and were surprised to find another similar pretty village only a few kilometres away.
This is another of Frances 'MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES."
In fact, it may have been a twin! Similar golden yellow houses with Perigord rooves, Cliffs, a Chateau, an arched bridge, the Dordogne River, and here, you could also do Boat trips, this was the village of La Roque Gageac.
Coming from Beynac, we saw the 19th century Renaissance style Chateau de la Malartrie as we entered the village.
Then, there is the troglodyte fort, with still some 12th century construction's left, set in the cliffs above La Roque Gageac, and just below the troglodyte fort, is the Renaissance Manoir de Tarde with its round tower.
La Roque Gageac has always been an important trading point on the Dordogne river with goods being carried by traditional boats called 'gabarres'. Replicas of these boats are now used for hour long river cruises, just like we did at Beynac et Cazenac.
This is another beautiful village to look around!
- Historical Travel
- Castles and Palaces
- Road Trip
Unidentified Chateaux and Other Abodes
Unless you have pictures from different angles to refer to or a guide with descriptions and a map, it is hard to identify buildings you have never seen before. In cities with tourist offices, brochures and maps may be provided. Recently many of them have begun to charge for the materials. Maybe a GPS will someday solve this. But not from a view point at a cliff edge or the top of a fortress (or the Top Level of the Eiffel Tower?). We are uncertain about the Chateaux and tentative about the shepherd's hut, but it is just like ones we saw in Croatia and the Trulli in Apulia. Such roofing technics must be intuitive. If our info is wrong, please let us know.
- Family Travel