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The Perigord

The former province of the PERIGORD is now known as the Dordogne.  Between Paris and the Pyrenees, midway between Pole and Equator, the region is crossed by the Transeuropean road and the 45th parallel. Its location gives it a particularly mild climate, pleasant in all seasons. It is a land of rich variety, set between ocean and mountain areas. The gentle hues of such diversity are symbolised by the four colours of the Perigord, four regions in one.

The PERIGORD BLANC, pays de Périgueux et Vallée de l'Isle, is a region of limestone plateaux, wide valleys and rolling meadows crossed by the rivers Auvézère and Isle. From Montpon, including the county town of Perigueux, the region also features towns of interest such as Savignac-les-Eglises, Sorges with its truffles, Saint-Astier, Neuvic and Mussidan.

To the north, the PERIGORD VERT, pays du Nontronnais du Val de Dronne, with its Natural Park Regional Périgord-Limousin, offers a greenery of verdant growth and valleys in a region crossed by a myriad of rivers and streams. Dronne, the Bandiat, the high valleys of the rivers Isle and Auvézère stretch from Lanouaille to La Roche-Chalais, encompassing Nontron, Brantôme, Bourdeilles and Ribérac.

Downstream Dordogne discover the PERIGORD POURPRE, pays du grand Bergeracois et des Bastides, a new appellation strictly controlled in the region of Bergerac. The land of the philosopher Montaigne, Wine and Tobacco reign, and French and English bastides or fortified villages recall a page of history where life was organized and lived so differently.

The PERIGORD NOIR, pays du sarladais et de la Vézère overlooks the valleys of the Vézère and the Dordogne. These timeless, breathtaking landscapes have been handed down from Prehistory. Montignac, Lascaux, Font-de-Gaume, Les Eyzies, Le Bugue, Limeuil, Terrasson, Saint-Cyprien and Sarlat are the highspots chiming out a delightful harmony. The route down the historic valley of the Dordogne is dotted with castles such as Montfort, Beynac, Castelnaud.