Markets in the Dordogne

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A list of Dordogne Markets and Dordogne Market days   Agonac : Saturday Beaumont : Tuesday, Saturday Belves : Saturday Bergerac : Saturday, Wednesday Brantome : Tuesday, Friday Cenac : Tuesday Cubjac : Friday Daglan : Sunday Domme : Thursday Eymet : Thursday Excideuil : Thursday Issigeac : Sunday Jumilhac : Wednesday La Coquille : Thursday Lalinde : Thursday La Roche Chalais : Saturday Le Bugue Tuesday Le Buisson – […]

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Museums in the Dordogne

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Chateau de Beynac et Cazenac The Beynac and Cazenac Castle occupies a dominant position on the rocky cliffs overlooking the Dordogne river. Reconstructed by Lord Beynac it’s architecture dates from the 13th century. Tel: 05 53 29 50 40 Chateau de Biron The Biron Castle dates from the 12th century. It was one of the 4 Perigord baronies and owned by the Gontaut-Biron family for 8 centuries. Located in Biron […]

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Font de Gaume

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Located in Les Eyzies, on the Sarlat road, Font de Gaume Cave is a showpiece of Magdalenian engravings and paintings from around 14 000 BC. The flints (chisels, scrapers, blades) and other things found in the cave during the excavations testify to a continual occupation since the Mousterian age, or the age of the Neanderthals. Discovered in 1901 by D. Peyrony, the Cave, 130 m long, contains about 250 paintings. […]

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Chateau de Commarque

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Prehistory at Commarque The Beune Valley has been occupied for a very long time. Around Commarque, prehistoric man has left numerous traces of his passage. Not far from the site at Commarque, Paleolithic man left two female statuettes known as the Venus of Sireuil and the Venus of Laussel.   On the other side of the valley, in the shelter at Cap Blanc, one can admire a frieze of prehistoric sculptures. […]

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