La Roque-Gageac Travel Guide

  • Riverside in La Roque-Gageac
    Riverside in La Roque-Gageac
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  • Troglodyte fort in the cliff
    Troglodyte fort in the cliff
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  • Gabares - Norbert
    Gabares - Norbert
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La Roque-Gageac Things to Do

  • Enjoy a relaxing Gabare ride on the...

    A great way to see La Roque-Gageac and some of the surrounding sites is by Gabares. It's a flat boat, similar to a barge that was used to navigate the river throughout the years. Now they are used to transport tourists on a delightful trip up and down the Dordogne River.You start out at La Roque-Gageac and travel down the river giving you a nice...

  • Admiring the Beauty of this Village

    Sounds like an obvious thing to do, doesn't it? Wait until you see La-Roque-Gageac: You'll be standing on the riverside, your mouth wide open, trying to understand how so much beauty can be found in such a small place. Sit down on the wall between the road and the Dordogne, look at the reflections of the houses in the river and their real...

  • The gabarres (or river boats)

    Here I am quoting fellow VTer Beausoliel because I never actually went on a gabarre here (but have been on them elsewhere) but it's hard to ignore them as the attractive craft continually float by. -"There are two gabare 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...

  • Shopping

    If you only look into one shop in La Roque-Gageac, then might I boldly suggest that you check Lou Castelou's. It's on one of the walks uphill and it's beautifully set out inside with lots of local type produce, all presented in the loveliest possible way.The shop, perched beneath the cliff, took 10 years to construct and organize; truly a labour of...

  • Viewing La Roque-Gageac

    Surprisingly, the best view of La Roque-Gageac is not from the town itself but from an attraction not that far away called Marqueyssac. It's a wonderfully sculptured garden, well worth the entry fee for either the views and the garden.Set on a narrow escarpment, its furthest points overlook La Roque-Gageac and give one of the finest panoramas of...

  • Take a Gabarre trip

    La Roque Gageac used to be an important Gabarre port, and nowadays you take trips on replicas of those flat-bottomed crafts that were used in the past. There are two companies, Gabarre Norbert and Gabarres Caminade. Both offer trips of about one hour, with free audioguides in various languages. In 2012, this did cost 9€ (adults).The boat trip goes...

  • Stroll through the village with its...

    There are just a few streets in the village, so you really can’t get lost. The streets are narrow and there are some steps, so you hardly will see cars here. Near the church, you find an exotic garden, with palms, banana, fern and other plants. When we walked along the path I felt like being at the Mediterranean Sea! In front of the little church...

  • Paint a picture

    If you have the inclination, La Roque Gageac is one of the most paintable places I've visited. This epicerie (grocery) is owned by the lady who is the daughter-in-law of our landlady while we were staying in Cenac-et-St. Julien nearby. We bought nearly all our groceries and postcards there. Her husband is a butcher in Cenac and she carries his...

  • Ride in a Gabare

    Gabares are the flat-bottomed boats that used to ply the river with freight and passengers. They are now used to transport tourists and have been fitted with motors. Yes, it is touristy but it is also a great way to travel along the beautiful Dordogne River seeing a castle on every hilltop and all manner of wildlife on the shore and floating in the...

  • Walk or Drive West of Town for a View

    Heading west from town on the D703 in about 2 km., we approached a bridge over the Dordogne that would take us to Domme. We stopped and went down to the river bank for views (also on the bridge itself; this actually in Vezac). Beyond the west end of town we saw a large chateau, Malartrie Castle, built in the 19C, echoing the 15C in its style....

  • River cruise

    Don't miss to go abroad the Dordogne river cruise! You'll have excellent views of the village and chateaux.

  • Just look...

    La Roque perched on the bank of the Dordogne River downstream from Sarlat is a place just for looking at, either from the land or from one of the many canoes you can hire to get out on the river.It must be one of the most photographed and visited places in the tourist area that is the Dordogne.When went by car in August 2003 it took ages to get a...


La Roque-Gageac Hotels

  • Hotel La Belle Etoile

    Le Bourg, La Roque-Gageac, 24250, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Le Perigord

    Port de Domme, La Roque-Gageac, 24250, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

La Roque-Gageac Restaurants

  • Pleasant place to stop for a bite to eat

    Le Patio is a small restaurant located right along the main street in La Roque-Gageac. We had a great lunch while relaxing on the shaded patio. The food was very good; among our group of four, there were three duck confits and one hamburger. All were delicious and quite filling.Prices were very reasonable and the service was excellent.

  • Pleasant garden and restaurant on the...

    I must admit this restaurant was our second choice. We couldn't find the place we were looking for so saw this pleasant-looking restaurant with outside seating overlooking the Dordogne River. The setting was lovely, the food quite satisfactory and the day utterly beautiful. We got a table on the patio overlooking Gabares Caminade and...

  • Near, but not in La Roque, despite...

    The first time we visited La Roque Gageac, we were looking for Le Perigord Restaurant that has a La Roque address. After driving through town three times and not finding it, we opted for another restaurant. As fate would have it, driving home after dinner, we saw a sign to Le Perigord. It is several kilometers out of town and north on highway D46...


La Roque-Gageac Transportation

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    Take to the River

    by hquittner Written May 30, 2009

    While we were photographing La Roque from its west, immediately below us in the river appeared a launch taking sightseers on a trip through the waters nearby to see the adjacent castles and vistas. This vessel no longer is in service. It has bee colorfully replaced by a rmotorized replica of a sailed merchant river boat (a gabarre). This is boarded at La Roche. If we had been younger, we would have based ourselves in the town and did this area of the river in a canoe or a kayak. The outfitters who supply these services are listed in the website listed below.

    Obsolete Tourist Trip On the Water
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    • Seniors
    • Family Travel

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