Dordogne is a département in the southwest of France and lies between the Loire valley and the Pyrenees mountains. It is famous for its prehistoric cave paintings in the valley of the Vézère river, especially those in the caves of Lascaux. In Périgueux the cathedral St.-Front with its five domes is one of the region's marvels and the Vesunna museum built around Roman ruins dives deep into history.
The medieval Sarlat-la-Canéda houses the Cathédrale St. Sacerdos surrounded by a stunning city center.
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The river >Dordogne is the eponym for the region and the département. With a length of 483 km it is the fifth longest river in France and owes its name to the source rivers Dore and Dogne. The Dordogne also gives its name to one of the most picturesque landscapes in southwestern France.
The Dordogne is fed by numerous tributaries such as the Isle, Vézère, Maronne, Cère, Ouysse and Céou, which we visited or will visit in the course of our travels. In the process, we come across numerous picturesque towns, villages and castles, which have been well preserved and restored since the Middle Ages.
The source of the Dordogne is located 1,680 m above sea level at the Puy de Sancy in the Auvergne mountains and finally reaches the Gironde river at Bec d'Ambès.
For bathing and dinghy paddling there are «official» and «non-official» places. With the necessary caution, even the kids have fun on/in the Dordogne.
Who is underway with tent, caravan or camper, should look up the information about the destination chosen in the Internet before reservation well and also cross-check by telephone. The density of campsites in the area is impressive. During our on-site research, however, we found the whole range from imposture to wow!.