Dordogne

Dordogne

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The Dordogne is a region replete with riches. Tantalize your taste buds with earthy truffles and velvety foie gras. Feast your eyes on stark white cliffs, rolling green fields, and crumbling castles. And step back in time at the prehistoric cave drawings in Les Eyzies.  With our hand-picked farmhouses, villas and chateaux, as well as luxurious hotels, let us plan your escape to this varied region today!

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Culture and history info

The county of Périgord dates back to when the area was inhabited by the Gauls. It was originally home to four tribes, the name for "four tribes" in the Gaulish language was "Petrocore". The area eventually became known as the county of Le Périgord and its inhabitants became known as the Périgordins (or Périgourdins). There are four Périgords in the Dordogne: the "Périgord Vert" (Green Périgord) with its main town of Nontron, consists of verdant valleys in a region crossed by many rivers and streams; the "Périgord Blanc" (White Périgord) situated around the department's capital of Périgueux, is a region of limestone plateaux, wide valleys and meadows; the "Périgord Pourpre" (Purple Périgord) with its capital of Bergerac, is a wine region; and the "Périgord Noir" (Black Périgord) surrounding the administrative center of Sarlat, overlooks the valleys of the Vézère and the Dordogne, where the woods of oak and pine give it its name.

There are more than 1,500 castles in Dordogne!

CHATEAU DU PERIGORD

CHATEAU DU PERIGORD

Dordogne
CHATEAU DU PERIGORD Accommodates up to 20 guests – Price – starts at Cdn $12,500 per week The More info
MAISON DU PERIGORD

MAISON DU PERIGORD

Dordogne
MAISON DU PERIGORD Sleeps 6-8 persons – 2017 Pricing starts at US $ 1420 per week Included:  W More info
MAISON LE PETIT PERIGORD

MAISON LE PETIT PERIGORD

Dordogne
MAISON LE PETIT PERIGORD Sleeps 2 – Price – US $ 2600 per week This gorgeous cottage is More info
MAISON SOUILLAC

MAISON SOUILLAC

Dordogne
MAISON SOUILLAC Sleeps 7
 – Priced from US$ 2300/Week This is a delightful property, a former More info

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