La Roque-Gageac The Essential
At the foot of the cliff, near the river, is the village of La Roque-Gageac, gem of the valley. In the Middle Ages, this is where the bishops of Sarlat were buried. Tragedy struck this otherwise peaceful village in 1957, when a section of the cliff came away and crashed onto the houses below. Surrounded by greenery, houses with lauze-tiled roofs now occupy this once-fortified site. From in front of the church, exceptional views await visitors.