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Nouvelle Aquitaine

Saint Front Cathedral Perigueux - Seen from the south bank

Saint Front Cathedral Perigueux – Dordogne

The Byzantine style Saint Front Cathedral in Perigueux, the largest church in Aquitaine has been listed as a Historical Monument and a World Heritage Site

La Roque Saint Christophe - Recreated Neanderthal shelter

La Roque Saint Christophe rock shelter – Vezere

La Roque Saint Christophe, the largest natural shelter in Europe and part of the prehistoric sites in the Vézère Valley listed as a World Heritage Site

Le Regourdou - Balou and Leopold

Le Regourdou prehistoric site – Vezere Valley

Le Regourdou Site in the Vezere Valley in the Dordogne, a major Neanderthal burial ground situated 500m up the road from Lascaux Cave

St Martin Chapel Limeuil - murals

St Martin Chapel – Limeuil – Thomas Becket

St Martin Chapel in Limeuil at the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère is an expiatory chapel dedicated to Thomas Becket the Archbishop of Canterbury

Hotel de la Boetie in Sarlat

Sarlat la Caneda – Perigord Noir – Dordogne

Sarlat, the former capital of Périgord Noir in Dordogne, a beautifully well restored medieval city boasting an impressive number of Renaissance mansions

Sergeac - Medieval Cross

Sergeac – Knights Templar Commanderie – Perigord

Sergeac in Périgord, the most important Commanderie of the Order of the Knights Templar in Dordogne, today a picturesque listed village and manor house

Venus de Sireuil

Venus de Sireuil statuette – Dordogne-Perigord

Venus de Sireuil in Dordogne-Périgord, a 25,000 year old statuette of a pregnant young woman most likely associated with a Neolithic cult of fertility

Tayac Church - Les Eyzies

Tayac Church – Les Eyzies – Vezere Valley

The superb fortified Romanesque church of Tayac is all that is left of a monastery founded during the 12th century near Les Eyzies in the Vézère Valley

Vezere Valley - River near Le Bugue

About the Vezere Valley – World Heritage Site

Vezere Valley, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with 147 prehistoric sites, 25 painted caves, 15 listed as Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves

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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