Print Posted By Lost in France on 13 Jun 2010 in Bookshop - Maps and Travel Guides

Dordogne and Lot - Footprint France

dordogneThe Dordogne takes people by surprise. Green and calm and quiet, at first glance it seems like just another corner of rural France designed for good food, fine wine and easy living. Then they notice that it holds humanity's first great works of art, provocative paintings on the walls of its caves that go back over 15,000 years BC. It's been a busy crossroads ever since.

The land of a thousand castles has cinematic medieval donjons and turreted Renaissance chateaux to rival those of the Loire. A dramatic history hasn't kept the Dordogne from polishing the arts of everyday life. There's an inviting cuisine based on duck, foie gras and truffles, and lovely villages of warm golden stone that complement some of France's most civilized landscapes. Including ideas for great days out, locals recommendations and travel tips to avoid the crowds and save money,

FootprintFrance Dordogne gives an insight into a region that will have you reaching for your passport today.

About the Author
Michael Pauls has lived in the Lot since 1989 and knows it like the back of his hand. With his wife Dana Facaros he has written over 30 books for Cadogan guides and frequently contributes to various publications in the UK. 

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