La Roque-gageac, Dor­dogne, Nou­velle Aquitaine

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A troglodyte fort nes­tled in golden cliffs, Perigour­dine houses lin­ing the wa­ter’s edge – if there is one con­tender this year loved by the French and Brits alike, it’s the vil­lage of La Roque-gageac in Dor­dogne.

An an­cient trad­ing post on the Dor­dogne river, the south-fac­ing com­mu­nity en­joys an al­most Mediter­ranean mi­cro­cli­mate that sup­ports an ex­otic garden of palms, banana plants and cacti half­way up the cliff face.

The vil­lage came a close sec­ond in our reader’s poll and a re­spectable third place in the French vote. Lo­cal agent Caro­line Olivier, of Beaux Villages Im­mo­bilier, knows why.

“La Roque-gageac is blessed with good weather, friendly lo­cals and prop­er­ties to suit ev­ery­one,” she says. “There are good restau­rants and bars and shops sell­ing ev­ery­thing from sum­mer clothes to foie gras.

“You can rent ca­noes, kayaks and tra­di­tional flat-bot­tom boats called gabar­res to en­joy life on the river. The gar­dens of Mar­queyssac of­fer a re­ally lovely look-out spot and the views of the nearby vil­lage of Domme and the Château de Castel­naud evoke a strong feel­ing of go­ing back in time.

“Also, ev­ery­thing is within easy reach. The vil­lage is within a short drive of ma­jor tourist hubs in­clud­ing Sar­lat-la-canèda, les Eyzies-deTayac-sireuil and Beynac-et-cazenac.” Av­er­age house price: €1,717/m2

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