Theme Week Dordogne – Terrasson-Lavilledieu

25 July 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0

Terrasson-Lavilledieu is a commune in the Dordogne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in France. Terrasson-Lavilledieu is about 150 kilometers east of Bordeaux in southwestern France.   read more…

Theme Week Dordogne – Boulazac

24 July 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Château du Lieu-Dieu © Fred Scalliet/cc-by-sa-3.0

Château du Lieu-Dieu © Fred Scalliet/cc-by-sa-3.0

Boulazac Isle Manoire has been a French commune nouvelle in the Dordogne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region with a population of 10,600 since January 1, 2016. The municipality belongs to the Arrondissement Périgeux and the canton of Isle-Manoire. It emerged from the fusion of Atur, Boulazac and Saint-Laurent-sur-Manoire. On January 1, 2017, Sainte-Marie-de-Chignac joined the municipality.   read more…

Theme Week Dordogne – Coulounieix-Chamiers

23 July 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Château des Izards © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-4.0

Château des Izards © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-4.0

Coulounieix-Chamiers (Occitan: Colonhés e Champs Niers) is a municipality in the French region of Aquitaine with 7,700 inhabitants. It is located in the Dordogne department, belongs to the Arrondissement Périgueux and is part of the canton of Coulounieix-Chamiers. The inhabitants are called Colomniérois.   read more…

Theme Week Dordogne – Trélissac

22 July 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0

Trélissac is a commune in the Dordogne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in France. Administratively, it belongs to the Arrondissement Périgueux and is part of the canton of Trélissac. The inhabitants are called Trélissacois. The River Isle forms the southern boundary of the municipality, which is a banlieue of Périgueux.   read more…

Theme Week Dordogne – Saint-Astier

21 July 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Saint-Astier on Isle River © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0

Saint-Astier on Isle River © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0

Saint-Astier is a small town and a French municipality with 5,500 inhabitants in the Dordogne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. The municipality consists of the main town as well as a few hamlets (hameaux) and individual farmsteads (fermes). The continued population growth of the small town is largely due to immigration from the surrounding rural areas as a result of the increasing mechanization of agriculture and the abandonment of smallholder farms.   read more…

Theme Week Dordogne

20 July 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Domme during morning fog © Ghezoart - www.GhezoArt.be/cc-by-sa-3.0

Domme during morning fog © Ghezoart – www.GhezoArt.be/cc-by-sa-3.0

Dordogne is a department in Southwestern France, with its prefecture in Périgueux. The department is located in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees and is named after the river Dordogne that runs through it. It corresponds roughly with the historically and culinary significant ancient county of Périgord. It had a population of 416,909 in 2013. The Dordogne department is rich in archaeological sites (Dolmens of Cantegrel, Dolmens Peyre Levade) and caves as well as rock shelter with petroglyphs, rock paintings and sculptures from the Stone Age, troglodytic buildings and villages, as well as other natural caves that are open to the public. Attractions are also some castles, numerous chateaus (list of castles and chateaus in the Dordogne) and various abbeys.   read more…

Bergerac on the Dordogne river

25 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Bergerac on the Dordogne river © Swanzack

Bergerac on the Dordogne river © Swanzack

Bergerac is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department in southwestern France. Bergerac offers some of the finest wines in the Bordeaux region. It has 12 recognized wine AOCs (Appellations d’origine contrôlée) The drainage is excellent as a result of its proximity to the Dordogne River. The town has an important tourist industry and features a tobacco museum, in which, unlike in all the other museums, no smoking is allowed. Bergerac is served by the Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport. Bergerac has an SNCF station with regular services to Bordeaux and Sarlat-la-Canéda.   read more…

The Périgord in southwestern France

31 August 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Nontron © Jbardini/cc-by-sa-3.0

Nontron © Jbardini/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Périgord is a natural region and former province of France, which corresponds roughly to the current Dordogne departement, now forming the northern part of the Aquitaine region. It is divided into four regions, the Périgord Noir (Black), the Périgord Blanc (White), the Périgord Vert (Green) and the Périgord Pourpre (Purple). The geography and natural resources of Périgord make it a beautiful, unspoiled region rich in history and wildlife, and the newly created Parc Naturel Régional Périgord-Limousin aims to conserve it as such.   read more…

Sarlat-la-Canéda in the Dordogne

6 August 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Town Hall © Stefi123/cc-by-sa-3.0

Town Hall © Stefi123/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sarlat-la-Canéda or simply Sarlat, is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France. Sarlat is one of the most attractive and alluring towns in southwestern France. Numerous visitors – especially from northern Europe (the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, etc.) – come on holiday to Sarlat and the lovely region surrounding it and some have settled here permanently. The months of July and August are traditionally the haute saison (high season) for visitors.   read more…

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