The Dordogne department is located in the southwestern region of France, known as Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It is named after the Dordogne River that runs through it, and is known for its picturesque countryside, prehistoric caves, mediaeval villages, and rich culinary traditions.
The Dordogne is home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Lascaux Caves, which feature prehistoric cave art that dates back over 17,000 years. The department is also home to several beautiful castles and chateaus, such as the Château de Beynac and the Château de Castelnaud.
In addition to its historical and cultural attractions, the Dordogne is also known for its stunning natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, and canoeing in the lush green hills and valleys that surround the Dordogne River. The region is also famous for its local cuisine, which includes delicacies such as truffles, foie gras, and wine.
The Dordogne is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, offering a perfect mix of history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you’re interested in exploring prehistoric caves, visiting mediaeval castles, or simply relaxing in the beautiful countryside, the Dordogne department is a destination worth visiting.
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