cuts the Dordogne in two from East to West following the course
the river Isle.
Centrally situated, it is a region of limestone plateaux rich in
produced the noble white
stonework of which the ancient buildings of Périgueux are made.
We can also find wide valleys, rolling meadows and
to Montpon including
Périgueux, the region also features towns of interest such as
Sorges (with its truffles), Saint-Astier,
Neuvic and Mussidan.
it is not named for its truffles. In fact, black is the colour of
abundant live oaks which
cover the high hills around Sarlat and whose dark silhouettes can
seen from miles away.
It is the best-known part of the Périgords thanks to its
prehistoric and historic
remains such as its painted
or sculpted caves (Lascaux, Font-de-Gaume, …), its medieval
Beynac, Castelnaud, Montfort, …) and its picturesque
towns (Sarlat, Domme, Les Eyzies, …).
new “appellation” strictly “contrôlée” of course is the
to the area around Bergerac
and its bastides or fortified villages.
It is the main wine-growing area. The wines of Bergerac,
Saussignac are kings.
The French and English bastides built in the 13th century, all on
pattern surrounding a central
market place, recall an important page of our history : the
Hundred Years’s War.