Paysage Périgord Dordogne

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Welcome to Perigord

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Welcome to Perigord

Land of Aquitaine

The Romans named this area, nestled between the northern Pyrenees, the Massif Central’s erstwhile volcanoes and the Atlantic waterfront, Aquitaine back in the 1st century BC.

The sheer variety of landscapes you will find in inland Dordogne, one of France’s vastest territories, is quite simply unrivalled. Dordogne is a country in itself. It is Périgord. Nature has blossomed and thrived thanks to the invigorating mild oceanic climate. Eastern European found shelter from the last ice age here some 40,000 years ago. The sprawling valleys, the shelters, and the countless streams, rivers, woods and amazing spots that nature and time have spent millennia honing – including the touching concretion caves – are a few of the attractions. There is something miraculous about the crystal formations here : these caves conceal works of art that the human mind could never have conceived. They still seem to be there for the Homo Sapiens (wise man) who made chose Périgord as humankind’s natural cradle.