Where is the Périgord, how do you get there and what makes the region so unique?
Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz
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The Dordogne combines all the attractions of the country like few regions in France. Its fantastic cuisine, its exciting history, its castles and castles, not to mention the picturesque villages, have long made the Dordogne a popular vacation destination for French families during the great holidays. And you will find some of the most beautiful prehistoric cave art in France, which is displayed in the caves and under rock roofs waiting for visitors in the Vézère valley.
Part of this historical area, called Aquitaine, had great strategic importance for many centuries, which explains the many fortified towns (Bastides) and fortresses. Today it is known in France as Périgord and divided into four color-coded areas is divided: Périgord Pourpre (purple) for the vineyards around Bergerac; Périgord Noir (black) for the dark oak forests around the Vézère valley and Sarlat-la-Canéda; Périgord Blanc (white) for the limestone soil around the capital Périgueux; and Périgord Vert (green) for the wooded areas in the north.