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Episode 09. La Roche-Guyon, France.

In this new episode, join me as I explore the charming village of La Roche-Guyon with my electric skateboard, the Onsra Black Carve 3. As I glide through the streets, I can’t help but be amazed by the beauty and history that surround me. La Roche-Guyon truly lives up to its name!

At the heart of the village stands the magnificent medieval fortress, perched on the “Roche de Gui” cliff. Originally consisting of troglodyte dwellings in the 4th century, the village has evolved over time, and now boasts a remarkable architectural heritage. The fortress, with its imposing donjon, has witnessed the passage of French kings and Enlightenment intellectuals. It has been owned by the La Rochefoucauld family since 1659. During World War II, the castle was even occupied by German troops under the command of Marshal Rommel, who attempted to negotiate peace with the Allies.

Adjacent to the fortress, you’ll find the charming church, a testament to the village’s rich history. The church, which dates back to the 12th century, features exquisite architectural details and holds stories of centuries past. Its presence adds to the allure of La Roche-Guyon, creating a captivating atmosphere that transports visitors to another era.

But La Roche-Guyon is more than just its castle and church. The village is nestled in the scenic Vexin Français Regional Nature Park, offering breathtaking natural surroundings. The picturesque landscape, with its limestone cliffs and the meandering Seine River, showcases the fusion of French and Norman influences. As I make my way along the “route des Crêtes,” a panoramic road that winds along the cliff, I’m treated to stunning views of the river, the castle, and the rooftops of La Roche-Guyon. For those seeking a different perspective, a leisurely cruise along the Seine is the perfect way to experience the village’s beauty from the water.

La Roche-Guyon is a place that exudes charm, history, and natural splendor. From exploring the castle and strolling through the picturesque streets to enjoying the riverside restaurants and bars, there are endless opportunities to immerse yourself in the beauty and heritage of this remarkable destination.

So, join me in our next episode as we continue our thrilling adventures, discovering captivating destinations and sharing the joy of exploration. And remember, whether it’s on foot, by bike, or even on an electric skateboard like mine, there’s no better way to experience the wonders of La Roche-Guyon!

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