The Dordogne

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  • 1. Château de Biron

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Stop in Biron to see its massive hilltop castle, the highlights of which include a keep, square tower, and chapel, dating from the Renaissance...Read More

  • 2. Cité Religieuse

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Basse Ville's Rue Piétonne, the main pedestrian street, is crammed with crêperies, tea salons, and hundreds of tourists, many of whom are...Read More

  • 3. Grotte de Combarelles

    Geological Site

    Want an up-close look at Cro-Magnon cave drawings? Those at les Combarelles are considered among the best in the world. Although traces of pigments...Read More

  • 4. Grotte de Lascaux

    Cave

    Just south of Montignac, the famous Grotte de Lascaux contain hundreds of prehistoric wall paintings between 15,000 and 20,000 years old. The...Read More

  • 5. Grotte-Font-de-Gaume

    Geological Site

    Font-de-Gaume is the last French cave with polychrome paintings that remains open to the public. Though discovered in the late 1800s, it wasn...Read More

  • 6. Jardins de Marqueyssac

    Garden/Arboretum

    For Périgord Noir at its most enchanting, head to the heavenly heights of this hilltop garden in Vézac, just south of Beynac. Founded in 1682...Read More

  • 7. La Madeleine

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    As you head north from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac toward Lascaux, stop off near the village of Tursac to discover the mysterious troglodyte "lost village...Read More

  • 8. La Villa Cahors Malbec

    Information Center

    For an introduction to Cahors wine, this is the place. Though Cahors may not be as familiar as Bordeaux or Bourgogne, the local appellation...Read More

  • 9. Pont Valentré

    Bridge/Tunnel

    The town's finest sight is this 14th-century bridge, its three elegant towers constituting a spellbinding feat of medieval engineering. ...Read More

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