Touristear - By Vero
Yes, it's called both Dordogne and Perigord. The department's name changed during the French Revolution, but locals use Perigord.
Is It the Dordogne or the Perigord?
Dordogne - Perigord is in New Aquitaine Region. It's divided into Black, White, Green, and Purple Perigord regions with distinct characteristics.
Prehistory – Paleolithic: Cave paintings of reindeer and mammoths. – Neolithic: Sedentary lifestyle, agriculture, and metalworking.
Antiquity Remnants like amphitheaters remain in the city.
The Middle Ages Over 1,000 castles and "bastides" in Dordogne of diverse architectural styles and historical significance.
To get to Dordogne, use your vehicle or public transport like trains/buses from Bordeaux, Paris, or Libourne. Car rentals available.
How to Get to Dordogne?
How Many Days Do You Need To Visit The Dordogne-Perigord
You need at least 5 days, preferably 7 or more, for a road trip in Dordogne-Perigord due to winding roads.
European dining hours: lunch 12-1:30 pm, dinner 7-9:30 pm. Touristy or fast-food places may offer flexibility.
World-renowned Perigord products: Bergerac wines, nuts, strawberries, tobacco, foie gras, truffles, mushrooms, confit, duck magret, potatoes, sauces.
Camping areas are available in the Dordogne Region, some are FREE, some are paid. Consider local markets for unique experience.
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