The Perigord Noir surprises and delights all the senses.The most abundant and scenic of all the regions within the Department of Dordogne, it acquired its name from the dense oak forests that abound in the district. This rich area tempted early man , judging by the great number of pre-historic sites that have been discovered, and offers the tourist today a landscape diverse and vibrant alongside striking chateaux, castles, Romanesque churches, ancient caves and Bastide towns.
Here, visitors can be busy doing something each day or relaxing doing nothing but enjoying magnificent views, the Perigord Noir lends itself to both. Close to wine country, fine regional Bergerac wines and superb French cuisine await the discerning palette and for the more active, countless water activities are available on the Dordogne and Vezere Rivers and land-based activities like walking, more strenouous hiking, horseriding, golf and much more are readily accessible. Local markets held in nearby towns such as Sarlat, Bergerac, Saint Cyprien and La Bugue, to name a few, abound. Here buy delicious local delicacies such as fois gras, truffles and mouth-watering local fruit and vegetables. So much to tempt even the most jaded pallete!
For more information about the Dordogne please see this article from The Daily Telegraph Newspaper.