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La Roque-Gageac Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 68 photos
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 gabares, the flat-bottomed boats that used to be used for freight and passengers and are now used for tourists. They are great fun.
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.
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 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.
Update: We've used both Gabare companies now and decided we definitely prefer Gabare Caminade. The audio is more coordinated and you see more of the natural sights along the way in addition to the castles. There was more and better explanation and it was just a more pleasant experience. Next time we'll use Gabare Caminade again; it's worth a 15 to 30 minute wait.
- Pros:Utterly beautiful
- Cons:None, there is even parking.
- In a nutshell:Great views, good food, friendly people, lots to do and see
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