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Fortress turned Museum of Prehistory - Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil

Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil – Vezere Valley

Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil in the Vézère Valley in the Dordogne, the French Capital of Prehistory after the discovery of the skeletons of Cro Magnon men

Renaissance house in Domme

Domme – Medieval Bastide in the Dordogne

Domme, a medieval bastide perched on an eagle nest, ranked among the Plus Beaux Villages de France and known as the Acropolis of the Dordogne

Cro Magnon Shelter after restoration

Cro Magnon shelter – Eyzies-Tayac-Sireuil

Cro Magnon Shelter, a key archaeological discovery as the remains found are those of the first anatomically modern humans known in France

Reproduction of the various animals engraved in Combarelles Cave

Combarelles Cave – Vezere Valley – Dordogne

Combarelles Cave in the Vezere Valley, a major Sanctuary of the Magdalenian Culture which contains 600-800 engravings dating from about 14,000BP to 9,500BP

Magdalenian Girl in Abri Cap Blanc

Abri Cap Blanc – Shelter – Vezere Valley

Abri Cap Blanc, the only illustration of monumental prehistoric sculpture in the world still visible in situ and listed as a World Heritage Site

Ibex in Abri Pataud in Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil

Abri Pataud Shelter – Eyzies Tayac Sireuil

Abri Pataud in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, a major Cro Magnon shelter showing 40 successive periods of human occupancy spread between 33,000BP and 17,000BP

Monolith church and village of Saint Emilion

Saint Emilion – Listed Village – Bordeaux

Saint Emilion village, a World Heritage Site boasting the largest monolithic church in Europe and the only intact remaining keep in the Gironde department

Sunflowers in Perigord - Dordogne

About Perigord Dordogne – Aquitaine France

The modern department of Dordogne in Aquitaine corresponds to the historical Perigord, a region considered the cradle of Western Europe humanity

Limeuil seen from the bridges

Limeuil – Confluence Dordogne Vezere

Limeuil, a picturesque fortified village situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers and ranked among the most beautiful villages in France

Le Moustier Neanderthal rock shelter

Le Moustier – Neanderthal Shelter – Vezere

Le Moustier, a major Neanderthal rock shelter in the Vezere Valley that led experts to name a specific type of tools and artifacts as Mousterian Industry

Château Barrière - La Cite - antic Perigueux

La Cite – Antic Vesunna – Perigueux – Dordogne

The Gaulish Vesunna became the flourishing La Cite, the town the Romans built 2000 years ago along the banks of the river Isle, the modern city of Périgueux

Puy St Front district - Eschiff de Cressac

Puy St Front District – Perigueux – Dordogne

Puy St Front, Périgueux’s medieval district developed during the 13th century near St Front Cathedral and boasts an impressive number of listed buildings

Troglodyte dwellings by the Castle of Commarque

October 18 2019

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

September 23 2018

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

May 30 2018

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

April 13 2018

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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