Production : © 2021
Production : © 2021
Located at the foot of a cliff along the Dordogne River, the village of La Roque-Gageac offers visitors a network of narrow streets, a troglodyte fortification, tropical vegetation and a small church that dominates the valley.
With its brown tiles, typical roofs, old-fashioned charm and breathtaking landscapes, La Roque-Gageac is a village that invites you to dream.
Admire the typical bell wall and the Périgord style roof made of tiles when you see the 14th century church of La Roque-Gageac.
From the small courtyard of the church you will want to capture the exotic garden in photos: Palm trees, banana trees, fig trees, cacti and even bamboo trees grow in this natural solarium!
Continue your walk with a break at the Manoir de Tarde, which overlooks the village center. The former residence of the bishops of Sarlat, with its two main gabled buildings adjoining the tiled tower, will delight architecture lovers.
The narrow, cobbled Rue Limogeanne, a feast for all the senses, with dozens of elegant stores dedicated to the medieval sin of gluttony. Pâté de foie gras du Perigord is the local specialty, which we sampled at stalls and saw a dozen stores selling other fine things: Wine, coffee, tea, oil and spices.
And because the best way to get to know La Roque-Gageac is with a taste of local produce, visit the local farmers' market at the foot of the village, held every Friday morning from May to September.
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.