Amazing Week for Eight in French Village

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Amazing Week for Eight in French Village

La Roque-Gagaec, FR

La Roque-Gagaec, FR

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Enjoy 7 nights in the terrific French region of Dordogne! La Roque-Gageac is the picturesque village of this fantastic river view home. Savor the natural beauty of this distinct area of France, as well as a truly authentic medieval village completed by stunning views. One of 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France' (the most beautiful villages of France), La Roque-Gagaec is situated within 9 miles of a stunning stretch of the beautiful Dordogne river. This charming village offers historic architecture, unique shops, fantastic restaurants, and bamboo gardens. Fill your days with a river tour (Garbars), canoes steps from your door, and nearby castles, caves and markets. INCLUDES: - 7 nights in a the "Dordogne Village-House" - Special welcome package - Assistance from US-based property owner Dating from the Middle Ages, the completed renovated 4 bedroom Dordogne Village-House is reportedly the oldest in the village. There are ancient stone steps gently ascending the hill, leading directly to the house. It offers an excellent opportunity to savor the natural beauty of this distinct area of France, as well as a truly authentic medieval village. Location: La Roque-Gagaec, FR Details: 7 nights / 4 bedrooms / Sleeps up to 8 Restrictions: Subject to availability You'll contact the provider directly within 12 months of purchase to select dates and book the package. Valid: Valid for a wide range of dates throughout the year

LOCATION La Roque-Gagaec is in the southwest of France, about 150 km north of Toulouse, and the same distance east of Bordeaux. Most visitors fly to Paris/Charles de Gaulle - from there, travel by air, by fast train, or by car. Others travel from Madrid or London and connect to Toulouse by easyjet.com. Nestled alongside the Dordogne River. Sheltered beneath steep cliffs, La Roque-Gageac, is deservedly designated one of "les Plus Beax Village de France". In medieval times, it was an important fortified village and later saw the addition of renaissance manors, including the Manoir de Tarde. It has retained its authentic character over the centuries, featuring attractive narrow stone streets, and interesting homes, churches, and public buildings. There is a weekly market, fabulous restaurants, and a pizzeria. For recreation, there are boules courts, river beaches, park and canoes for rent. Completely sheltered by the cliffs, there is an area where the semi-tropical plant life survives year-round. A walking path that runs behind the buildings at the foot of the cliff provides great views. There are also pre-historic Troglodyte dwellings above. "Dordogne Village-House" Tucked between the Dordogne River and steep, dramatic stone cliffs, the village of La Roque Gageac is the picturesque location for this completely renovated stone house. Dating from the Middle Ages, the Dordogne Village-House is reportedly the oldest in the village. There are ancient stone steps gently ascending the hill, leading directly to the house. It offers an excellent opportunity to savor the natural beauty of this distinct area of France, as well as a truly authentic medieval village. This idealic setting is convenient with wonderful restaurants, casual dining and great pizza within steps from the house. On the mid-level of this three-story house, one enters through a rustic wooden door set into the thick, ochre-colored stonewalls onto a private courtyard. This leads to the entrance of the the home through your completely remodeled kitchen with massive stone fireplace ("cantou") that now houses a wood stove, a long dining table, a new cooking range, and an American style refrigerator. The kitchen is completely equipped for convenient meal preparation. The attractive lounge has the original dark oak beams. The lounge is spacious with comfortable seating for gathering and sharing the days events. There are double French doors leading out to the grape vine covered river view terrace. Also for your comfort: There is a convenient WIFI connection, a Bose Ipod port, tv, and free international calls to land lines. On the top floor there is a large master bedroom with a king sized bed. A second bedroom next-door has two twin beds, that can be made up as a king. Both bedrooms share a beautifully decorated bath room with large walk-in shower, toilet and sink. A landing separates these two rooms. Below the main floor, on the lowest level, there is another double bedroom and spacious bathroom with tub/shower, bidet, toilet and sink. The second bedroom on this floor has twin beds and a sitting area. This convenient floor plan allows for families or friends traveling together to enjoy the large open main floor for meals, conversation and relaxing. Yet have complete privacy with the main floor separating their sleeping quarters.


TESTIMONIALS

"We stayed at Le Bourg in La Roque Gageac in July 2020. We absolutely loved it and would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in the beautiful Dordogne. For a start, you are staying in a medieval house that has been lovingly restored, in one of the most beautiful and iconic villages of the Dordogne, with an exceptional view of the river. Whilst you feel you are staying in a truly historic building, it has all the commodities you would expect from a modern house, good internet connection, everything you need to plug every version of every mobile device you can possibly bring with you, wonderful bedrooms and modern bathrooms, a kitchen that has nothing missing and a view from the terrace to die for. Kitty was a wonderful host, always responding without delay, leaving instructions and information that are well beyond what you would normally expect. The house was super clean when we arrived, beds are also very comfortable, all photos and information are accurate, except that it's even better once you're there. The terrace is where you are likely to spend a lot of time in summer; what a great area, with stunning views of the river on one side and the cliff on the other. And you have an amazing shop selling local delicacies and a huge range of wines 20 yards away, run by the wonderful Helen. All in all it's 5 stars for us! We highly recommend Kitty's home and will definitely be back. An absolute gem!" - Benjamin L.

"This was our second trip to La Roque Gageac, and I am very sure there will be a third. The house is thoroughly modernized with all the old-world charm intact. Conveniently located in a tranquil setting, it seems that everything we wanted to see and do was within a reasonable, scenic distance. Kitty and Dave created a list of 'must see' attractions that offers suggestions for visitors with varied interests. The landscapes are breathtakingly spectacular at every turn, and the local history is fascinating! There is so much to see and do, I don't know where to begin, but I will say that the home itself is so perfectly situated in the village, there is no pressure to leave...we completely relaxed during our week there, never felt the 'need' to go anywhere, and enjoyed every outing we did take. Dave and Kitty seem to be local celebrities..when the locals found out we were staying at 'Le Bourg' we were immediately received as 'friends'! On our first trip we arrived from Toulousse and the second trip was via Paris, both trips by car, I recommend Toulousse...it's a much more convenient starting point!" - Allan T.

"I spent a fabulous week here with my three young children while my husband worked in Lyon. The home was perfectly outfitted for a comfortable family stay, and had plenty of room to accommodate grandparents or a second family (next time!). My girls and I enjoyed a week of nature, culture, history, and adventure in the Dordogne area, and I had no trouble getting around and enjoying the area even as a solo parent. In 2.5 years of living and traveling in Europe as an expat family, Le Bourg and La Roque-Gageac top my list as a favorite family destination." - Mary P.

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