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Stories and Tips Dordogne

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Written by Cherie Magnus on 27 Feb, 2003

At the foot of Chateau Beynac, I watch the swallows soar as I dine on tourte quercynoise and wine from Cahors, alone on the terrace of the Hotel Bonnet. The birds wheel in circles, catching the thermals, gliding around and around over the River Dordogne…Read More

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Written by Stealthman on 10 Jan, 2006

The Dordogne is stunning in its beauty. It came as no surprise that it is home to a large number of British vistors. The region is very like the Lake or Peak district. Towns like Brantome and Serlat are must-sees. Personally, I prefer the town of…Read More

Lots to See in the Dordogne!

Written by raehippychick on 16 May, 2005

The scenery in this area of the Dordogne is glorious, with gently rolling hills dotted with chateaux and comfortably safe roads sweeping round, up, and along. Sarlat was just perfect, a small to medium town of windy streets and plenty of sunny pavement cafés. The…Read More

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Days out from Belves (4) - Delights on your doorstep

Written by shaunandtrish on 15 Aug, 2004

Belves is a great base for touring. There are some top spots to be found within a 20 minute drive - or even by hiring a bike. La Roque Gageac and Castel Naud fall into the latter category. If you happen to stay at the…Read More

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Days out from Belves (2) - Cro-Magnon options in Les Eyzies and Lascaux 2

Written by shaunandtrish on 15 Aug, 2004

These two sites are not exactly right next to each other, but they do share a common theme - the Dordogne's link to Cro-Magnon Man. Both Les Eyzies and Lascaux are located in areas where some of the most significant finds have been made. Les Eyzies…Read More

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Written by food&fun on 09 Nov, 2000

Not far off the N703 road between Beynac and St Cyprien is Castelnaud, a castle up on a steep hill. Although I am not really a fan of military arts or medieval castles, I found this one fascinating. Once paying your admission, you…Read More

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Days out from Belves (1) - Monpazier and Chateau Biron

Written by shaunandtrish on 15 Aug, 2004

Take the N53 southwest out of Belves and within 20 minutes you arrive at Monpazier. This small town is an excellent example of a local architectural curiosity called a "Bastide". What that means is that it is centred on a large, regular square,…Read More

Saint Astier

Written by petenange on 30 Jun, 2004

This is the closest town to Carteyre and is on a major river where there are plenty of seats and tables for those wishing to dine out in the sun. Market day is on a Thursday and is the day for fresh fish and fruit.…Read More

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A visit to the Dordogne

Written by NiceGinna on 12 Jan, 2011

If you like the Cotswolds in England, you will LOVE the Dordogne. The river, the Dordogne, winds (and I MEAN winds, doubling back on itself again and again - called "cingles" in French, oxbows in the US) through the valley and is borded by…Read More

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