France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Périgord Noir, Dordogne, France
This region, filled with charming places to visit, things to see, and delicious meals to eat, includes the main town of Sarlat-la-Canéda, a fine base for exploring the region.




The Périgord Noir is the part of the Périgord that includes most of the region's major tourist sites, including Sarlat, Lascaux, Les Eyzies, Beynac, Lalinde, Domme, Rocamadour, and La Roque-Gageac.

Although the name is said to come from the many dark trees that grow throughout the Périgord Noir area, others also note the presence of Black Truffles, a specialty of the area.

It is also known for its walnuts, which might also contribute to the name.

Rocky landscape Les Eyzies, Dordogne, France
Cliffs near Les Eyzies, Dordogne, Périgord Noir.

As a visitor, you'll likely spend most of your time in this beautiful part of the Dordogne, enjoying the charming medieval towns and villages, as well as the beautiful scenery.

About Périgord

About Dordogne

Périgord Pourpre



Les Eyzies



La Roque-Gageac


Serene - a novel of the Belle Epoque


View of the Dordogne from Domme, France

Above, View of the Périgord Noir from Domme, Dordogne, Périgord Noir.



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