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Château de Commarque

March 2nd, 2009 | Comments Off on Château de Commarque

Prehistory at Commarque The Beune Valley has been occupied for a very long time. Around Commarque, prehistoric man has left numerous traces of his passage. Not far from the site at Commarque, Paleolithic man left two female statuettes known as the Venus of Sireuil and the Venus of Laussel. On the other side of the […]

Forte de Reignac

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on Forte de Reignac

A stone’s throw from the Vézère, across from a ford, prehistoric men settled here more than 20.000 years ago. Preserved in exceptional condition and fully furnished with period furniture, it is the only monument of its kind in France, a “Château falaise” fully intact. Listed a historical monument, this is the strangest, most secret, most […]

Font de Gaume

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on Font de Gaume

Located in Les Eyzies, on the Sarlat road, Font-de-Gaume Cave is a showpiece of Magdalenian engravings and paintings from around 14 000 BC. The flints (chisels, scrapers, blades) and other things found in the cave during the excavations testify to a continual occupation since the Mousterian age, or the age of the Neanderthals. Discovered in […]

Chateau des Milandes

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on Chateau des Milandes

In 1489, François de Caumont, Lord of Castelnaud, a fortress a little further along the valley, built the Milandes castle, at his wife, Claude De Cardaillac’s request as she was depressed by the austere atmosphere of the Castelnaud castle. Les Milandes, or Mirandes as it used to be pronounced referring to its site which has […]

Castelnaud

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on Castelnaud

Castle of Castelnaud Perched with hillside on left bank of the Dordogne, Castelnaud dominates the small borough coiled with its feet. Its former owners, vassal of kings of England, opposed a long time to their neighbors, the lords de Beynac, faithful to kings de France. If the protagonists of these remote quarrels have all disappeared, […]

Beynac

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on Beynac

The Château de Beynac is a castle situated in the commune of Beynac-et-Cazenac, in the Dordogne département of France. The castle is one of the best preserved and most well-known in the region. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north […]