Black Perigord overlooks the valleys of the Vezere and the Dordogne.
These timeless, breathtaking landscapes have been handed down from Prehistory.
Just look at our farm, our chateaus, our towns with their sun-drenched
stones that reflect a golden light. Just take a walk in our forests
where oak and chestnut have donned their russet coat : look at our flower-flecked
fields in spring, the purple heather of our copses in September, the
green oaks and junipers covered in winter frost, our rivers Vezere and
Dordogne reflecting rocks of ochre and brown and, in the valley, the
square shapes of tobacco and maize fields mixed with summer's ripe corn.
Snuggly nested between the Dordogne and the Vezere rivers, Sarlat
captivates the visitors from the very first glimpse of its roofs. To
discover its narrow, winding streets is to step back into a thousand
years of unatered architechture with its predominant ochre hue, from
paving stone to lauze-roof. An exceptionnal heritage with the most registred
or classified buildings per square mile in Europe.
Culinary art is not the less important one in the Dordogne. Take
the best of this cuisine : foie gras, goose confit, cepe and truffe
mushrooms, strawberries... a veritable quintessence of flavour and aromas.
The market days:
Sunday : Rouffignac - St Cyprien - St Genies
Monday : Les Eyzies - Salignac
Tuesday : Le Bugue
Wednesday : Sarlat - Montignac
Thursday : Terrasson - Domme
Friday : La Roque Gageac - Le Buisson de Cadouin
Saturday : Sarlat - Montignac
The Dordogne river
capitale of the Black Perigord