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La Roque-Gageac

Come and discover La Roque-Gageac

Come and discover La Roque-Gageac, a picturesque medieval village located just 5 minutes by car from our swimming pool-equipped campsite in Dordogne. 

Located along the River Dordogne, this commune has preserved all its charm with its houses which are built against a cliff. During your stay, don’t miss out on discovering the key activities and visits of this magnificent historical village. Prehistoric remains, a Roman road and a Gallo-Roman well are evidence of its ancient occupation. The 9th century fortifications, the dwellings of the bishops of Sarlat and the troglodyte fort add to its fascinating character. 

La Roque-Gageac is also known for having been the birthplace of Jean Tarde, a famous theologist and historian. His manner is still located in the centre of the village. Finally, the Malartrie manor and castle, belonging to the St Aulaire family, are 18th century architectural jewels located at the exit of the village.

The activities

Thanks to the proximity of our campsite with La Roque-Gageac, you can easily enjoy a range of captivating activities. For a unique experience, fly over the Dordogne in a hot-air balloon and admire the valley and surrounding castles from a spectacular viewing point. A canoe ride over the Dordogne will let you appreciate la Roque-Gageac from a different angle, which is ideal for intimate family moments. If you would rather have a viewing point from the water without paddling, go for a ride on a Gabarre. Don’t walk past the producers’ market every Friday mornings where you will find typical local products. 

The fort

Discover the troglodyte fort. After climbing 140 steps, you will be rewarded with a majestic view of the Dordogne, with the Château de Castelnaud and the Domme fortifications in the background. Although it was partially damaged in 2010, major renovation works enabled its re-discovery in 2020, thus modern architecture and medieval remains have been harmoniously combined. 

The exotic garden and its bamboo forest

La Roque-Gageac is a surprising village. Enjoy the particularity by visiting the exotic Gérard Dorin garden where luxuriant vegetation blossoms with: oleanders, lemon trees, orange trees, palm trees and banana trees. Nearby, the Bamboo Forest, a 5-hectare bamboo garden, offers an open and free visit with stone benches for you to relax in the shade. 

The monuments

Explore the alleyways of La Roque-Gageac. In addition to the magnificent ancient houses, you will discover these jewels: the Notre-Dame Church and the Manoir de Tarde. Enjoy pleasant summer evenings to prolong your stay up until nightfall when the village dons a golden glow. The sunset and the nocturnal illuminations create a magical atmosphere.