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THE PERIGORD NOIR

Aux volets bleus chez mark & sylvie cottage gite dordogne
Aux volets bleus chez mark & sylvie cottage gite dordogne
Aux volets bleus chez mark & sylvie cottage gite dordogne

The Périgord Noir, situed South East of the Dordogne, will offer you the

most popular attractions the Dordogne can offer. With its landscapes, its rivers and its touristic sites, this is the place to go for your holiday or weekends away.

 

The Dordogne Valley, where nature is preserved, provides major heritage sites like the villages of La Roque Gageac, Domme and St Leon sur Vézère ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.

The natural setting of the valley makes it perfect for walkers or cyclists and offers numerous recreational activities like canoeing, swimming, horse ridding, climbing ...

 

The Vezere valley is famous for its many prehistoric sites like the Lascaux caves just 20mins from Rouffignac. The beautiful village " Les Eyzies", where "l'homme de Cro-Magon" was discovered , is ideal for family outings and only 15mins away. You can visit the national museum of prehistory, explore the cave " Font de Gaume" and canoe along this stunning Vezere river taking in all of its natural beauty.

 

The town of Sarlat is undoubtedly one of the places to visit while holidaying in Périgord. It is an ancient medieval town beautifully preserved. It is a bustling town with its saturday market, guided tours,festivals and many restaurants and cafés.

In winter, three flagship events are held, the Christmas market, the feast of truffles in January and celebration of the goose in February.

 

The Périgord is also famous for its gastronomy. The two most popular in the Périgourdine cuisine are Foie gras and truffles but cèpes mushrooms  and of course walnut and duck are on every restaurant menu.

You can visit many local producers or take a food and wine tasting tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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