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Just South of Sarlat past Vitrac on the banks of the Dordogne is the beautiful village of La Roque Gageac.

At the foot of a south-facing cliff, on a good day basked in sunshine, the creamy stone houses with their “lauze” stone slab or brown-tiled roofs are mirrored in the waters of the River Dordogne. The Westward drive towards La Roque Gageac really is breathtaking.

As you approach you can’t miss the troglodytic fort built in the cliff face that overlooks exotic gardens and the park. There are many small boutiques, restaurants and cafes, as well as the famous ‘Gabarre’ boat tours which can be taken from the quayside.

There are many short ‘boucles’ or walking tours around small cobbled paths of the village to enjoy all it has to offer, or it’s nice just to relax in one of the pavement cafes and watch the world go by. A visit to the village should not be missed.