Today is my last day on this beautiful river, the last village we visited is the Domme a beautiful town with views over the river and the countryside.
Don’t forget to enjoy your coffee in the town and walk on the river enjoying the remains of the fortified walls that surrounded parts of Domme, or have a picnic in the jardin public (public Garden) before you go up to the hill.
This trip was my favorite so far, the southwest of France is a must visit for sure, what is your favorite vacation destination?
My Second village on the list is perched above the Dordogne driver and it is member of the “les plus beaux villages de France” association LA ROQUE-GAGEA
The golden yellow houses with their traditional perigord grooves, line the river and spread up the hill behind.
The road up to the hill is stiff but it s worth the walk. I explored the narrow streets with the small shops each side, the church is Magical. The Sceneries from the hill are truly a postcard pictures.
La roque-gageac has always been a touristic landmark on the Dordogne river where you will find the boats cruising for hours starting at La roque-gageac passing the Chateau de la Malarti, Chateau Lacoste, Chateau Marqueyssac and Chateau de Castelnaud,, each has a guide describing the sights.
Yesterday the weather is not so great in Paris, so my husband and I decided to explore the villages outside Paris.I googled “must see villages in Paris” and I FOUND it.
We left Paris around 10 am and drove for 6 hours towards SARLAT. This village is not on my list but its centered between the three villages we want to visit.We went around in the village, had dinner and slept early because we had a long day ahead.
At 10 km from Sarlat, we started our day today at Beynac-et-Casenac. When we arrived to this magical village my eyes immediately felt in love with this beautiful sceneries. The unveils it s majestical castle perched on the top of a limestone cliff.This castle is one of the best preserved and most known in the region . The road up to the Castle is a bit tiering but good for exercise :); however, you will see the most beautiful sceneries your eyes ever experienced. the village is enchanting and when you look down you see the shades of greens laying in the valley.
The castle was built in the 12th century by the barons of Beynac to close the valley and protect the area.
Really photos doesn’t give justice to this village if you ever want to plan a trip to a remarkable place, Beynac-et-Czenac is really a must see village.