"LA ROQUE GAGEAC" Top 5 Page for this destination Beynac-et-Cazenac Off The Beaten Path Tip by balhannah
Beynac-et-Cazenac Off The Beaten Path: 2 reviews and 9 photos
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!