The Périgord (audio|fr-Perigord.ogg|pronunciation) (
Occitan: "Peiregòrd / Perigòrd") is a former province of France, which corresponds roughly to the current Dordogne"département", now forming the northern part of the Aquitaine"région". It is divided into four regions, the Périgord(s) Noir, Blanc, Vert and Pourpre; its geography and natural resources make it one of the untouched regions of Europe, and the newly-created Parc Naturel Régional Périgord-Limousinaims to conserve it as such.
The area is noted for its
cuisine, more particularly its products related to ducks and geese, such as " foie gras". It is one of the truffle areas of France, historically the most famous. Périgourdine wines include the famed Bergerac (rouges and blancs) and Monbazillac.
préfecture" (capital) of the Dordogne is Périgueux, a city steeped in history. There are fine Roman ruins which have been restored and the whole area is known as the 'birthplace of mankind' due to its wealth of prehistoricsites, of which the most famous prehistoric site is the painted cave of Lascaux.
The Périgord is also the land of 1001 medieval and Renaissance castles like
Puymartin, Losse, Hautefortand Beynacsituated mainly along the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. Other castles include: Jumilhac le Grand, Fénelon, Biron, Bourdeilles, Castelnaud, Puyguilhem, Rouffiac.
*Wolves of Périgord
* [http://www.chateaux-france.com/jumilhac/ Castle of Jumilhac]
* [http://www.castelnaud.com/ Castle of Castelnaud]
* [http://www.chateau-hautefort.com/ Castle of Hautefort]
* [http://www.chateaudelosse.com/en/ Castle and Garden of Losse]
* [http://www.best-of-perigord.tm.fr/ Périgord website]
* [http://www.covoiturage-dordogne.com/ Carsharing in Perigord]
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