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Nouvelle Aquitaine

Lac de Vassiviere - Royere de Vassiviere

Lac de Vassiviere – Millevaches – Limousin

Lac de Vassiviere, France’s largest man-made lake in the Millevaches Regional Natural Park, a region of lush pine forests in Limousin

Spring in Oradour-sur-Glane

Oradour-sur-Glane massacre – WWII – Limousin

Oradour-sur-Glane, burnt down and its inhabitants massacred by the Nazis during WWII, and left as it was as a lasting testimony for future generations

Beynac Castle - Son et lumières

Beynac Castle – Historic Perigord – Dordogne

Beynac Castle, a major medieval stronghold and one of the four Baronies of the historic Périgord boasts magnificent panoramic views over the Dordogne Valley

A tip or 2 about holidaying in the Dordogne

A tip or 2 – Holidaying – Visiting Dordogne

A tip or 2 is a list of facts that might be useful for you to know before hand when holidaying or visiting the Dordogne in Southwest France

Prehistoric Dordogne - Megaloceros in Lascaux

Prehistoric Dordogne – Simple Facts List

A simplified list of facts about prehistoric Dordogne in Southwest France, a region that has been inhabited continuously since the Lower Paleolithic

Sunflowers in Aquitaine

Aquitaine – Southwest – Historical Facts

Aquitaine is now part of Nouvelle Aquitaine, one of the 13 regions created with the territorial reform that took effect on January 1, 2016

Laugerie Haute is located 100m away from La Laugerie Basse

Laugerie Basse – Laugerie Haute – Dordogne

Laugerie Basse and Laugerie Haute prehistoric sites in the Vézère Valley are listed as Historical Monuments, Archeological Sites and World Heritage Sites

Shaman and wounded bison in Lascaux Cave

Lascaux Cave – Sistine Chapel Prehistory

Lascaux Cave in the Vézère Valley, the Sistine Chapel of Prehistory, a major European prehistoric site listed Historical Monument and World Heritage Site

Troglodyte mansion in La Roque Gageac

La Roque Gageac Village – Dordogne Valley

La Roque Gageac in the Dordogne Valley, a picturesque village built against the cliff and ranked among the Most Beautiful Villages in France

Tayacian Bifaces 130,000 and 70,000 BP - La Micoque

La Micoque Neanderthal shelter – Dordogne

La Micoque in the Vézère Valley, a Neanderthal site inhabited between 400,000BP and 130,000BP and most ancient prehistoric deposit known to date in Périgord

Chapel of La Madeleine rock shelter

La Madeleine rock shelter – Vezere Valley

La Madeleine, a World Heritage Site and the only prehistoric site in the Vézère Valley to have been inhabited without interruption for 17,000 years

Stalagmites and stalactites in Grand Roc Cave

Grand Roc Cave – Rock formations – Dordogne

Grotte du Grand Roc in the Vézère Valley in Dordogne, a cave boasting an impressive range of eccentric rock formations and listed as a World Heritage Site

Troglodyte dwellings by the Castle of Commarque

Commarque, an emblematic castle of Périgord

The ruins of Commarque, an emblematic castle that belonged to the barons of Beynac and lords of Commarque, are slowly restored after 3 centuries of oblivion
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

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