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Exploring the Black Perigord: La Roque Gageac and Domme

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That sunny morning of our last day of journey through the Perigord We decided to have breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast was not included, but since it was our last day, we decided to start it calmly and becoming like the Kiko Eating french bread and croissants. The weather was finally favorable and we decided to go to La Roque Gageac to walk around the town and take a boat ride.

La Roque Gageac It is a pretty postcard town. It is located next to the Dordogne River and against a cliff through which the cobbled streets seem to be entering. On the riverbank, two companies operate barges that cross the river to the castle of Castelnaud. The prices are the same and the hours at which they set sail are alternatives to avoid unfair competition. We embarked on a barge and the audio guide in Spanish was explaining the importance of the river to its inhabitants and the stories of the places we were going through: the Malartrie Castle, Marqueyssac Castle, Lacoste Castle and Castelnaud, at which point the ship turned and returned to La Roque Gageac.

After visiting the river, he touched the land. We climbed the steep streets of La Roque, but unlike Beynac, they had no charm. In my opinion, La Roque has a great facade but an abandoned interior. In fact, in the winter months all the shops that are on the riverbank are closed, not only because of the little business that is generated in low season, but also to prevent the flooding of the river that usually floods everything. So we finished the land visit sooner than we had thought.

With the extra time we had won, we decided to visit another of the so-called "most beautiful villages in France" before returning to Barcelona. As I said, there are many around the area and we had to choose which ones to visit because we knew we would not have time to see them all. Finally, we set course for Domme, since it is only 5 kilometers from La Roque Gageac.

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