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Rocamadour

March 13th, 2009 | Comments Off on Rocamadour

Rocamadour has attracted visitors for its beautiful setting, its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has attracted pilgrims from every country, among them kings, bishops, and nobles. The town also gives its name to Rocamadour, a small goat’s milk cheese that was awarded AOC status in 1996. The […]

Les Eyzies de Tayac

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on Les Eyzies de Tayac

Les Eyzies de Tayac is the worlds undisputed Prehistoric Capital and the numerous painted caves and, particularly, the proliferation of rock shelters only confirm this notion. The most varied prehistoric, and historic, styles and periods are represented, making Les Eyzies the archetypal town for travelling through the past. This vast, motionless promenade enables us to […]

Sarlat

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on Sarlat

Sarlat the geographical centre of Périgord-Quercy, is by far the most important tourist site in the region Over a million visitors discover or re discover this medieval jewel every year. This town of l0,000 inhabitants today occupies top spot in terms of tourists and culture. Although this is basically a cultural town, industry is also […]

Domme

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on Domme

DOMME Set on a dramatically steep promontory high above the River Dordogne, the unusual trapezium shaped walled village of Domme is one of the most famous bastides in the region. It’s one of the few to have retained most of its 13th-century ramparts, including three fortified gates: porte de la Combe. A one-time base for […]

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 […]

St Cyprien

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on St Cyprien

The attractive village of St Cyprien is full of history: witness the narrow streets winding up to the 12th-century belltower-keep, part of the abbey church with its famed (and officially listed) organ-chest. The town’s history is tied into that of the abbey. Around 620 AD, a hermit named Cyprien settled in a cave that overlooked […]

La Roque Gageac

March 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on La Roque Gageac

La Roque Gageac, a magnificent village officially classified as one of the most beautiful in France. Tucked away in a stunning position on the north bank of the Dordogne River, and backed by steep cliffs, with little to suggest that much has changed there in the last 300 years, La Roque Gageac is truly the […]