Dordogne is a department attached since 2016 to the New Aquitaine region. It is Located is the east end side of the region Nouvelle Aquitaine. It owes its name to the river that runs through it. It is an essentially rural department, remarkable for the importance of its archaeological cultural heritage.
It was created after the revolution in 1790. It is the third French department by its surface is also the third forest department of France. It borders 7 departments. The region is lovingly colonized by British citizens, who patiently restore abandoned villages and homes. Some Sundays in the small towns it is very amusing to notice that on the empty granaries exhibitors and bargain hunters are overwhelmingly “English”.
It is impossible to talk about Périgord and its four colours, green, white, black and purple, without mentioning gastronomy. Duck, goose, farm and forest poultry, porcini mushrooms and black truffle have long been the region’s most famous names. Outdoor markets are very busy. The stalls are filled with regional products over the seasons, especially strawberries. The organic productions are abundant and correspond to the state of mind of the inhabitants. In the south-west of the department, the vineyard of Bergerac proposes 8 appellations which produce wines, white, pink red and especially mellow, with Monbazillac.
Southwest grapes are produced in production, they are blend wines produced on terroirs with varied soils. In the town of Monbazillac, a magnificent castle is to visit its remote location and height has preserved it from any destruction.