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Exploring the Dordogne from La Roque Gageac

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The Dordogne is a classic French beauty that is hard to match… in fact it’s easier to see why the Lonely Planet recently voted it the 4th best destination across Europe.

With impressively steep gorges, gorgeous cliff top towns and an unquestionable heritage as one of Europe’s most important ‘prehistoric sites’… we really haven’t found too many places to rival this across our entire ‘European Road Trip’.

It’s charming festivals, unique but delicious local food and it’s abundance of family friendly outdoor adventure activities make this the perfect place to ‘stop the van’ and enjoy the summer sun.

The Dordogne region is split up into many smaller regions under the capital Perigueux. Such as ‘Périgord Vert‘, ‘Périgord Noir’ or ‘Périgord Pourer yet our favourite is ‘La Roque-Gageac‘… a stunning ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages’ much like the previously visited Talmont sur Gironde.
W​ith echoes of Tuscany (Italy) or the Cotswolds (UK) across both the stone, architecture and local farmland, it really adds a stunning backdrop for a family holiday.

We’ve taken advantage of the opportunity to finish ‘Kayaking the Dordogne River‘ something that created this ‘wanderlust’ that has provided us with this amazing family adventure across Europe. Yet we’ve also enjoyed a wonderful fete /illumination of LaRoque Gageac (each Friday night in summer)

 

Every campsite should have Something special

This type of stay at one of the many French aires shows just how easy it is to take a road trip and go onto enjoy some of Europe’s most amazing sights… the campsite/aire is highly reasonable at under 30 euros a night (15 for the aire), the fuel costs have been minimal as we have used our bikes on the river side paths or driven the short distances to nearby attractions…

The entertainment of the river (swimming, jumping, kayaking) has been very cheap and the evening entertainment (fete/illuminations) has been free… it really has been a wonderful few days with more kayaking to come tomorrow!!!

 

 

La Roque Gageac

so where did we park the bus for the night?

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About The Author

Catherine

Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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