Luxury holiday home for rent with heated covered indoor swimming pool located in black Perigord (Dordogne) nearby Sarlat in La Roque Gageac, self-catering 8 people. Vacation rental with spa and heated indoor pool located in the Dordogne valley, south west of france, very close to Sarlat. Magnificent view on Domme and its cliffs. La Roque Gageac close to the villages of Sarlat, Domme, Roque Gageac, Beynac, Castenaud,and the department of the Lot. south west • french • sarlat • aquitaine • perigord • dordogne • roque gageac • house • luxury • villa • vacation home • self-catering • swimming-pool • indoor • heated • spa • jacuzzi
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Josy et Eric Gauthier

Les Bruyères

24200 VITRAC

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La Roque-Gageac is arguably one the most beautiful places in Périgord Noir, or at least one of the most photographed in south-western France. Listed as one of France’s most beautiful villages, the riverside town is built along the right bank of the Dordogne River against a towering limestone cliff. This unique setting of narrow, peaceful streets and cliff-dwellings also enjoys a subtropical microclimate which as permited the development of an exotic garden with palm trees, banana trees, giant bamboo.

During the Middle-Ages, La Roque-Gageac was a bustling river port with 1 500 inhabitants, (compared to only 415 today). The Dordogne River was a major trading passageway and the activity of many fishermen and river sailors benefited from it. It is not surprising that the bishops of Sarlat (10 km away) made La Roque-Gageac the site of their summer residence.
The medieval village is a mix of humble cottages and the dwellings of the former gentry, its houses squeezed between the Dordogne River and the towering cliff. The stepped narrow streets lead up to the Manoir de Tarde, which dominates the village. The manor is linked to the memory of Jean Tarde (1562-1636), who was an historian, as well as a cartographer, mathematician, astronomer, theologian, philosopher, and a friend of Galileo.
To the direction of Beynac, the Chateau de la Malartrie is a pastiche of a 15th century castle, built in the 19th century on the site of a former leprosy colony: “la maladrerie”. It was built according to the local architectural trends for the Count de Saint-Aulaire, a French ambassador to England and member of the Cincinnati Franco-American society.
Halfway up the cliff, you can see a little Romanesque church.
To the direction of Beynac, the Chateau de la Malartrie is a pastiche of a 15th century castle, built in the 19th century on the site of a former leprosy colony: “la maladrerie”