Ranked as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Beynac et Cazenac belongs to Périgord, also considered one of France's most beautiful regions. The town is located on a hill, and getting there is a bit tricky, especially if you go with a baby stroller like I did! But arriving is worth the struggle...you'll be treated to a village of rustic houses, cobblestone streets, and a precious little castle. One piece of trivia: you won't see any cables or antennas running along the walls, everything is underground except for the community antenna, which is still hidden!
La Roque-Gageac is a strange village embedded in a cliff on the banks of the Dordogne River. It has a fantastic location, so it's ben occupied by man since the prehistoric era. There are still some remains from the Gallo-Roman era, including a well and part of a villa. In about the year 850 AD, the inhabitants of the area sought refuge in these cliffs for protection from the Vikings. Today, the town is truly charming, with medieval houses and a castle. You can see the barges, the traditional craft of the Dordogne, on the river. Once a freight boat, they are now used for tourism.
On our trip between Spain and the UK, with our own vehicle, when passing through France, we discovered this city feeling and medieval atmosphere village... For us it was charming. In fact, we almost always stop there when we go back to the area. Precisely, this area is located in the Aquitaine region, in the Dordogne department, a very nice area. From a long distance away you can see the impressive and colorful cathedral, which certainly marks the center of the historical part of the town. Narrow streets, balconies, quirky street markets (where you can enjoy delicious croissants, pates and cheeses) and the like make this town a very special place. The modern area, as in most places does little to impress. The food of the region enhances the fame of French gastronomy. The town's foundation dates back to Celtic times, later inherited by the Romans, it achieved its historical importance as it officially forms a part and a stop on the Camino de Santiago (French).