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Sights and activites in the Dordogne region

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Périgord and Dordogne make a fabulous holiday destination. A region of traditions, visited by mankind for millenia with many traces from prehistoric times to Middle Ages and renaissance.

For thousand years, men have settled in and left traces of their presence. You can discover this past in one of the richest European prehistoric and medieval concentration (the Vezere valley) is listed on the Unesco World Heritage sites), including:
- International Centre for Cave Art in Lascaux
- other caves and prehistoric sites, Rouffignac, Castelmerle, Le Thot, Tourtoirac, Gouffre de Proumeyssac, grotte du Grand Roc aux Eyzies...
- roman city of Perigueux
- medieval cities (Sarlat...)
- medieval and renaissance castles, Hautefort, Castelnaud, Beynac...
- abbeys (Cadouin, St Amand de Coly...)

Or simply, you let yourself be tempted by charming countryside villages, including quite a few awarded as “Most beautiful villages of France”:
- St-Léon-sur-Vézère, St-Geniès, St-Amand de Coly...

You will be enchanted by the beauty of our rivers: Dordogne and Vézère valleys, Auvézère gorges, where you can paddle down in a canoe or kayak.

The Dordogne is also reputed for its gastronomy, which you can appreciate in Michelin rated establishments or simply in a “farm-inn”. Specialties include foie gras, ceps, Périgord black truffles and local red and white wines (Bergerac, Pécharmant...)

The Périgord is also rich in museums, from medical to military history, from prehistory to dolls, from walnut to truffles, and many more.

In the summer, numerous international festivals and concerts are scheduled; we would be delighted to help you with the most current list and to plan your stay. We will be delighted to advise you and give you flyers and information to help you plan your stay in our lovely region.

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