Our hotel restaurant is located in the heart of La Roque Gageac

We are located at the entrance of the village of Vitrac opposite the car park and the pier for barges.
We have reserved parking for our customers.

Sarlat-la-Canéda and Brive-la-Gaillarde are respectively 10 km and 70 km.

To come in Perigord and reach our hotel, you can either use the plane, train or car.

By plane, the nearest airports are: Bergerac Dordogne Perigord airport or the airport of Brive Dordogne Valley

A train arrives from Bordeaux to Sarlat station every day, and many others come from Paris or Toulouse in Souillac station (30km) or Tar (25km)

By car, the A89 motorway from Bordeaux reaches Périgueux and the A20 from Paris and Toulouse arrived in Souillac

Our address in the heart of Black Périgord :

L’Auberge des Platanes

Le Bourg

24250 La Roque Gageac

Our phone :

0033 (0)5 53 29 51 58

Our email :


Our GPS coordinates :

Longitude : 1°11’00” East

Latitude : 44°49’38” North

Around our hotel in La Roque Gageac

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

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

Traditional Markets

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.

Markets Nocturnes

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.

Bicycle rentals

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.