La Roque Gageac

In Black Périgord, at the foot of a cliff facing due south, the golden houses with lauze or brown tile roofs were reflected in the waters of the Dordogne where the famous gabars loaded with goods passed in the 19th century.

Amazing Experience

In the Middle Ages, La Roque-Gageac counted 1,500 souls.

At the time, the Dordogne supported fishermen and gabariers from the port. From this period remains the church covered with slate. Not far away stands, flanked by a round tower, the Tarde family mansion, close to Galileo.

During the Hundred Years War, La Roque-Gageac welcomed the bishops of Sarlat. Their residence at the end of the village has been preserved. Dominating the houses, the remains of the castle still defy time.

Since 1982, La Roque-Gageac is classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France and always seeks by the improvement of the village to respect this charter.

La Roque-Gageac currently has 450 inhabitants as well as various traders and craftsmen ready to welcome you to help you discover this wonderful site.

Skill level

Approx. time

17 Min.


3.93 Km

Additional tour info


Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (24250), Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Head northwest on Place De La Laicité
Turn right on Route des Gabarres, D 703 1.3 km
Continue on Route des Gabarres, D 703 1.4 km
Turn right on Chemin de Nineyrol, C 329 1.7 km
Turn left on Chemin du Halage 2.0 km
Turn right 2.7 km
Turn left 3.1 km
Turn right on Chemin du Halage 3.2 km
Continue on Chemin de Bord de Rivière Malartrie 3.2 km
Turn right on Route des Gabarres, D 703 3.3 km
You have arrived at your destination, on the left


La Roque-Gageac (24250), Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Max elevation: 102 m
Min elevation: 65 m
Total climbing: 66 m
Total descent: -64 m

Included with every bike rental:

Bike lock
Baby Seat