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

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

Domme during morning fog © Ghezoart -

Domme during morning fog © Ghezoart –

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…

The pilgrimage Rocamadour

15 August 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

© François Darras

© François Darras

Rocamadour is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. It lies in the former province of Quercy. Rocamadour has attracted visitors for its setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne, and especially for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has attracted pilgrims from every country, among them kings, bishops, and nobles. The town below the complex of monastic buildings and pilgrimage churches, traditionally dependent on the pilgrimage site and now on the tourist trade, lies near the river on the lowest slopes; it gives its name to Rocamadour, a small goat’s milk cheese that was awarded AOC status in 1996.   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…

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