The Region

Black Perigord is a region of the Dordogne department. It is renowned for its castles, prehistoric sites, medieval villages and its landscapes. This touristic region has several entities: Green, white, purple and black Perigord, which is the most touristic.


Black Perigord may be classified into three places:

First of all, there is Sarlat. It is an iconic landmark in Perigord. A few years ago, Sarlat was a medieval city. Today, it is remarkably well preserved, for our greatest pleasure. There is not any particular time for a visit. Except that, in winter, only three key events are scheduled: the Christmas market, the Feast of the truffle in January and the Feast of the goose in February.

Then, there is the Vezere valley. Why, would you ask? Simply because prehistory represents the history and the heritage of this valley. There, a great number of prehistoric sites are inscribed on the World Heritage List (among these sites, the best-known is the Cave of Lascaux).

Finally, when a medieval city and prehistoric sites are located in the same region, it means you are in a rich natural environment that you can enjoy in your free time. That is what the Dordogne valley has to offer: a preserved natural environment composed of major heritage sites such as the sites of Castelnaud, the Roque Gageac and the Domme village (listed among the most beautiful villages in France).


In summary, as a land of passions, Perigord (and its 24 villages) will delight you with its numerous visits, its small local markets and its restaurants which will fill your days and evenings…

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In short

  • Concentration of caves and archaeological sites
  • Prehistoric sites – Unesco world heritage
  • Temperate climate
  • Richness of the gastronomy and the local products
  • Numerous castles
  • Touristic sites

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