Around our hotel in La Roque Gageac
At the edge of the River Dordogne, La Roque Gageac is an exceptional site, in the shelter of a cliff.
At the heart of man the country, the village of La Roque Gageac is, since prehistoric times, a place where everything comes together for an enjoyable life.
A Roman road crosses the Vitrac to join the paths of Compostela.
From the ninth century Vitrac turns into fortress for protection from Viking
In the Middle Ages, and ecclesiastical notables settled in Sarlat la Roque Gageac.
After the revolution the boats are appearing on the Dordogne River.
La Roque-Gageac today
Vitrac is a must for hikers and canoeists who can admire the beauty of the site, enjoy the pleasures of the table and stroll amidst the tropical and Mediterranean species are blooming in a lush tropical garden.
One can make many walks from La Roque Gageac, both on foot along the river or on the cliffs with many marked trails.
One can also walk canoeing on the Dordogne or barge to discover in the water in our village 1h.
A bicycle or on horseback, you can spend many trails and bike paths
Finally, take the height hot air balloon or light aircraft, microlights
Summer in La Roque-Gageac
Many tourist events are organized in Vitrac during the summer season:
Flea and empty garden on May 1
Music Festival in June
All 8am Friday morning at 13h from May to September, the farmers market under the market and its surroundings
Votive festival with numerous fairground attractions and great fireworks August 6 to 8
gourmet food market organized by the Lion’s Club in mid-August.
Large flea market in early September
Visits to La Roque Gageac: Every Friday from mid-June to mid-September.
Visits to La Roque Gageac in groups: All year on request
The Riddles of Eliette: Vitrac Revealed: Wednesdays 13/07 and 27/07 and 10/08 24/08
The Gabarres are a mode of transport on the Dordogne from the Middle Ages to today.
Indeed, after the French Revolution, the transportation of wood, iron, wine and salt was effected through Barges (flat bottomed boat) and made the city an active port Dordogne. The boatmen descended to Bergerac, Bordeaux and Libourne haulers and used the services for the ascent of the river.
The appearance of the railway will gradually lead to the disappearance of the boatmen.
Today they carry tourists come to discover our Perigord and is aisnsi you can enjoy a stroll hour from La Roque Gageac, opposite our hotel.
Major sites of the Dordogne
The Black Périgord welcomes you throughout the year to discover or rediscover its fabulous tourist attractions such as :
Le gouffre de Padirac
L’abbaye de cadouin
Le gouffre de Proumeyssac
Le Bournat et l’Aquarium au Bugues
Le château de Hautefort
La maison forte de Reinac
Saint léon sur vézere
Collonge la Rouge
Le pole de la préhistoire au Eyzies
Monday : The Eysies de Tayac Sireuil (April to October) and Beynac (mid-June to mid) September)
Tuesday : Cenac, The bugged, and Salignac (April to September)
Wednesday : Montignac, Siorac, Hautefort, Sainte-Nathalène, Sarlat, Carlux (July and August)
Thursday : Domme, Meyrals (June 06 to September 04), Monpazier, Saint-Julien de Lampon et Terrasson.
Friday : La Roque-Gageac (May to September)
Saturday : Belvès, Le Bugues, Montignac, Sarlat et Villefranche du Périgord.
Sunday : Marquay (June to September), Rouffignac, Saint-Cervin de Reilhac, Calviac (end of June to end of August), Daglan, Carsac (mid-June to mid-September), Saint-Cyprien et Saint-Geniès.
In summer, Markets Gourmands offer you to go to meet the farmers producers, farmers and artisans.
The sale is always accompanied by tasting and even a festive evening on the village square and
during which each made a meal from producers.
Monday night : Montignac and Milan
Tuesday night : Le Bugue, Saint Amand de Coly, Bouzic, Le Coux and Villefranche du Perigord.
Wednesday night : Aubas, Rouffignac St Genies and Belves
Thursday night : Cours St Leon on Worship, and St Cyprien Hautefort
Friday night : Valojoux the Eysies Salignac and the bush
Saturday night : St Pompon and Audrix
Tourist activities in Sarlat
The medieval town of Sarlat offers year-round tourism activities such as:
In January : Truffle Festival
In February : Feast of Nuts
In March : Fest’oie
April : Hunting for Eggs
In May : Ringueta the local festivals
In June : madness Arts Festival
In July-August : Sarlat Theatre Games Festival
In September : Heritage Days and Day taste and gastronomy.
In November : Féstival of Sarlat Film
December : Christmas market in Sarlat
the Hot Air Balloon
Nothing like to get high to find cities and medieval castles, rivers and villages
Black Perigord sky view.
Several options are available to enjoy the quiet of a nacelle and share unforgettable couple, family, or friends
What more memorable when a balloon flight over the castles and the meandering Dordogne to immortalize your stay in the Périgord Black.
Canoeing, over water, discover our region, the Black Perigord.
With a walk of a few hours or a day, with a possible start of La Roque Gageac, fabulous scenery will be offered at the bend of the meandering river with Hope villages and castles reflected in the water.
Descents of several days are also available with such departure from Argentat, a tour through three of the most beautiful regions of France from the wooded hills of the Corrèze to the limestone cliffs of the Lot to finish in the castles of the Dordogne Perigord Black.
Another way to discover the country of men: cycling.
Many bike paths offer the opportunity to stroll along rivers, villages, or in the imposing medieval castles.
But do not hesitate to get lost in the paths and lanes, you could possibly discover an old farmhouse here, there a ruin.
Many providers offer bicycle rentals for a day or more.
Fishing in the Dordogne
The Dordogne has always been a fishing river.
Also, you are a fisherman Sunday or enthusiast, you can tease roach, bream, barbel, eel, pike and carp in the shadow of a medieval castle.
Certainly you will not find more salmon but in the idyllic setting that offers us this river Dordogne, you can relax in the quiet waterfront.