The Dordogne department

Located in Aquitaine in South-western France, East of Bordeaux, near the Quercy, and the Limousin areas, the Dordogne beckons you to a embark on a journey to the heart of feeling and emotions.

Beloved land of gourmets, it reveals in stages the many riches of its seasons.

Beautiful buildings, castles and manor houses, Romanesque churches dot the territory and seduce heritage lovers; It is no coincidence that the Prehistoric man chose to live here. 17000 years ago, he left exceptional masterpieces to humanity, illustrated by the paintings of Lascaux and 15 prehistoric sites concentrated in the Vézère Valley and classified as World Heritage by Unesco.

Its 10 villages classified, its medieval houses, its three towns of Art and History, place the Dordogne 1st among French departments for the largest number of classified historical monuments.

Today all this heritage comes alive thanks to the new visits and experiences available to the public.

Music festivals, mimes, films, and events dedicated to gourmets throughout the year.

For nature lovers and outdoor activities lovers will find something for themselves in the Dordogne. They can indulge in canoeing, hiking, cycling, golf, climbing, fishing, or wake-boarding and caving.

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