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Perigord is a rich and deep in culture. It is full of chateaux, abbeys, caves and gardens with museums telling the stories of ages past. The area around the Dordogne and Vezere has been described as the centre of prehistory.

Chateaux

There are over 1000 chateaux in the Dordogne area, although many are in a ruins. One of the most noteworthy is Chateau Monbazillac, described as the"Gem of Périgord Pourpre". It is classified as a Historical Monument (XVIth century) and is located only 15 minutes from Les Roches. Monbazillac was built in the middle of the XVIth century on top of the hill overlooking the pleasant valley of Bergerac. The château combines feudal military architecture and the elegant early Renaissance style. Whilst visiting, you will discover the very interesting Museum of Wine and Vineyard, Museum of Furniture in Périgord, Museum of Protestantism, and the "1001 Châteaux of Périgord". There is a delightful restaurant next to the chateau. Other chateaux are Lanquis, Biron, Chabans, Castelnaud, Brantome and Milandes

Abbeys

There are a number of beautiful abbeys worthy of a visit such as Brantome, Cadouin and Limeuil.

Caves


There are many geographical caves in and around the Dordogne, one special one is the Cave of the Grand Roc, located close to Les Eyzies. This area has been described as the world capital of prehistory. The Cave of the Grand Roc is embedded in a magnificent cliff overlooking the Vézère Valley, Grand Roc is described as an exceptional jewel. This natural masterpiece offers its cristallizations famous for their variety, their unusual shapes, their abudant crystals, and their varied forms. On the same cliff, is another exceptional prehistoric site: the Shelters of Laugerie Basse. There is also the Roque St Christophe, the oldest and largest cave site in Western Europe and Grottes du Roc de Cazelle where you can discover the life of prehistoric man.

Museums

In Bergerac there is the Museum of Wine and also the Museum of Tobacco. They are situated in the old town surrounded by cobbled squares, lively cafes and boutique shops including antiques and art galleries.

 

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