Pictures of the Dordogne River Valley

The Dordogne River valley is best known for its caves of prehistoric art, but we loved it most for its beautiful medieval towns. Following are some of our favorite pictures from the area. 

 The Marqueyssac Chateau is famous for its pruned boxwood gardens.  

 Over 150,000 box woods are pruned by hand twice a year.  There were very few plants other than boxwoods.

 The Chateau Marqueyssac  

 The city of La Roque-Cageac built at the base of a cliff as seen from an overlook at Chateau Marqueyssac.  We also did a cruise on the river. You can see one of the ships in the center of the picture.

 La Roque-Gageac from the river.  

   Some buildings in La Roque-Gageac 
 Sunset from Domme. 

  Our favorite medieval town of Beynac. 
 Beynac would be a great place for a hot air balloon ride.  

 The Beynac castle at the top of town. 

   I liked both the wood altarpiece and the hinges on the door of the castle church.  
 The view of the valley from the top of Beynac. 

 The main square of Sarlat.  

 Sarlat had some nice houses also.  

   Le Moulin de Roc, our home for one night 

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