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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 […]

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 […]