Pina Colada at Le Roque Gageac

On every visit to Daglan we go at least once to Le Roque Gageac, it is particularly gorgeous in the evening sunshine when the sun hits the stone and gives it a wonderful golden colour.

Along side the church is the tropical garden, which was created by Gerard Dorn in 1970.

Along side the church is the tropical garden, which was created by Gerard Dorn in 1970.

The church and tropical garden

The rock stores heat during the long summer and releases in the winter making the ideal micro climate for the flora.

In the distance is Chateau de la Malartrie which was built in the 19th C in the Renaissance style. I love the small houses that cling to the rock, among which are hotels, shops and restaurants.

The new river front

The new river front

The troglodyte fort is set into the cliffs forty metres above La Rogue Gageac it has been altered and elaborated upon right up to the 17th C for defence purposes. However, it is now unsafe to climb to the caves, unfortunately.

The troglodyte fort is set into the cliffs

The troglodyte fort

Just below the fort is the Renaissance Manoir de Tarde with its round tower and mullion windows.

We walked down the new pavement on a hot summers night, enjoying the view of the river and the ‘gabares’ moored near by.

We walked down the new pavement on a hot summers night, enjoying the view of the river and the ‘gabares’ moored near by.

The houses, shops and hotels clinging to the rock

And stopped at a near by café for :-

My first Pina Colada at a near by café, gorgeous.

my first Pina Colada (well, half of it) gorgeous.

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