Production : © 2021
Production : © 2021
Brantôme is also called the Venice of the Périgord. It is located in the Périgord Vert north of Périgueux. Here you can see beautiful monuments during a pleasant visit, a lot of water where something new is always happening and a village center that is old - but not a museum.
A real sight is the site troglodytic of the Abbey of Brantôme. There you can find the traces of the "dwellings" of the first Benedictine monks of the 8th century. Caves as houses, dovecotes, the well Saint-Sapalo, the dug grotto "Cave of the Last Judgment" where there are two bas-reliefs. One of them is very mysterious.
This is a church with a rectangular floor plan, consisting of three naves, two for the nave and one for the choir, rebuilt after the Hundred Years War. The ensemble is crowned by three angevin vaults with strong arching profile. It dates back to the 15th century and is under the double name of Saint Peter and Saint Sapalo, one of the innocent saints of Bethlehem who, according to the Gospel of Matthew, were killed on the orders of King Herod. A fragment of the child's relic is kept in the church in an elegant shrine. Saint Sapalo is located on one of the many secondary axes leading from Vézelay to Santiago de Compostela, and was venerated by numerous pilgrims. In the 19th century, the church was included in the list of historical monuments and restored by the architect Paul Abadie (1812-1884).
Brantôme is a nice, manageable place that encourages you to switch off and let us simply watch the ducks. An unusual activity...
This is the most famous town in the Périgord Noir and one of the most famous and visited places in France.
On the outskirts of Montignac the cave of Lascaux. It is famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings, estimated to be up to 20,000 years old.
The beautiful old town with its historic half-timbered houses simply has to be hiked. It is not big, so half bad for "foot lazy".
It is said that deep in the heart of the fortress the echoes of the battles of the Hundred Years War still reverberate.
During the Hundred Years' War, Castelnaud was a strategically important fortress due to its exposed river location, which was difficult to attack.
Milandes Castle is known worldwide thanks to Josephine Baker and remained the unchallenged residence of the Caumont family until the French Revolution.
Château Court les Muts includes 68 hectares of vineyards, 15 km southwest of Bergerac, spread over the clay and limestone slopes of the Dordogne Valley.
On a two-hour "bike" tour on a railroad line with old bridges, viaducts, tunnels and stations, we ride through the Périgord.
On the hills above the Dordogne we meet Pierre-Yves Kuster on his goose and duck farm, one of the most beautiful and traditional farms.
The stalactite cave of Proumeyssac is also called «crystal cathedral» because of its huge underground vault..
For a long time this underground vault is not known. It was discovered on January 28, 1995 by a speleologist from Mussidan, Jean-Luc Sirieix.
Founded in 1669 by the Marquis Jacques-François de Hautefort, the Hôtel Dieu de Hautefort in Périgord was a rare hospital foundation in France.
A unique exhibition dedicated to photographer Robert Doisneau is on display at the former Carlux train station.
A place inhabited for 55,000 years, located in a cliff washed out by the Vézère River with a remarkable number of dwellings.
The National Museum of Prehistory is a place of memory of the history of prehistory, a repository of objects.