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Nouvelle Aquitaine

Uzerche

Uzerche, la Perle du Limousin – Correze

Uzerche, a former major stronghold and influential medieval town perched on a spur overlooking a meander of the Vezere, known as the Pearl of the Limousin

Reconstitution of the sepulture of La Chapelle aux Saints

La Chapelle aux Saints – Neanderthal Grave Discovery

La Chapelle aux Saints, a small commune of Corrèze in the Limousin region where the burial ground of a 45,000 old Neanderthal adult was discovered in 1908

Chateau de Pompadour - Facade overlooking the studs farm

Chateau de Pompadour – Marquise de Pompadour

Chateau de Pompadour, the chateau of the Marquise de Pompadour, Louis XV’s favourite, and a national stud farm where the renown Anglo-Arab breed was created

Chateau de Losse

Chateau de Losse – Vezere Valley – Perigord

Chateau de Losse, a medieval fortress altered during the Renaissance, renown for its exceptional collections of 16th-17th century furniture and its gardens

Saint Leon sur Vezere - Chateau de Clerans

Saint Leon sur Vezere – Dordogne-Périgord

Saint Leon sur Vezere in Perigord Black, a medieval village nestled in a meander of the Vézère and ranked among the Plus Beaux Villages de France

French Bastides

Bastides – Simple facts – Southwest-France

Southern France has about 300 bastides or walled cities the French and English kings built in the 13th and 14th centuries for defense and economic purpose by

Beaumont du Perigord - Porte de Luzier

Beaumont du Perigord – Bastide – Dordogne

Beaumont du Perigord, a bastide now located in Perigord Pourpre and founded in 1272 by King Edouard I of England on the boundary of the County of Toulouse

Villefranche du Perigord

Villefranche du Perigord – Bastide – Dordogne

Villefranche du Perigord, the oldest of the 18 bastides of Perigord, founded in 1261 by Alphonse de Poitiers, Comte de Toulouse and King St. Louis’ brother

Place des Arcades in Eymet

Eymet – French Bastide – Dordogne-Perigord

The bastide of Eymet was founded in 1279 to protect Perigord from the English who occupied the Duchy of Aquitaine since Eleanor’s marriage to Henry II

Place des Cornières and Halle in Monpazier

Monpazier – Bastide in Dordogne-Perigord

The bastide of Monpazier in Perigord, built in 1285 by Edward I of England, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France and as a Grand National Site

Abbaye de Cadouin - cloister and garden

Abbaye de Cadouin – Holy Shroud – Dordogne

The Holy Shroud, brought back from the Crusades in the 11th century, turned the Abbaye de Cadouin into a major place of pilgrimage in the Christendom

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat - Collegiate Church Saint-Leonard

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat in Limousin

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat grew around the abbey built on St-Leonard’s tomb and along the Voie Lemovicensis, the pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela

Marais de la Seudre in Mornac

Mornac-sur-Seudre – France’s most beautiful villages

Mornac-sur-Seudre, former fishing and trading port in the vast estuary of the river Seudre, is today ranked among the most beautiful villages of France
Poitevin Marsh waterway

Poitevin Marsh, the Green Venice

Poitevin Marsh, the second largest wetland in France, is known as Green Venice, a lush green marsh you discover by punts that gently glide on man-made waterways nestled under the tree canopies
Castel Merle prehistoric site valley

Castel Merle prehistoric site in Sergeac – Dordogne

Castel Merle prehistoric site in Dordogne has been continuously inhabited for 83,000 years and boasts the highest concentration of prehistoric habitats in Europe
Engraved salmon - Abri du Poisson

Abri du Poisson – Rock shelter adorned with an engraved salmon

Abri du Poisson in the Vezere Valley, a prehistoric rock shelter engraved with a salmon, the oldest representation of a fish known to this day in the world

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