La Roque

Everything here is troglodyte.
The church and the fort are troglodyte and if the houses are not, they are built against the cliff.
We are in the Périgord Noir.
The roofs are made of lauzes, or brown tiles.
The village lives between river and cliff.
In the Middle Ages, La Roque-Gageac had 1,500 inhabitants.
At that time, the Dordogne River provided a livelihood for fishermen and gabarians at the port.
From this period, the brick-roofed church remains.
Not far from it, flanked by a round tower, stands the mansion of the Tarde family, friends of Galileo.
During the Hundred Years’ War, La Roque-Gageac received the bishops of Sarlat, whose residence is preserved at the end of the village.
Overlooking the houses, the remains of the castle still defy time …
Just a stone’s throw from the Périgord’s most beautiful castles, you really must discover La Roque-Gageac.