What is the origin of the appellation Périgord noir?
It takes its name from the numerous forests of very dark holm oaks which give this part of the Dordogne its very dark appearance. The trunks of these oaks are also very dark.
Which river flows through Périgueux?
The Isle rises in the Massif Centra at an altitude of 375 m; its course is estimated at 255.3 km1. It flows into the Dordogne at Libourne.
Which of Beynac's great rivals faces it from the other side of the Dordogne?
The Château de Castelnaud dominates the Dordogne valley and faces the Château de Beynac on the other side of the river. It was occupied by the English during the Hundred Years War. Built on a rocky spur, it offers a magnificent panorama of the Dordogne valley. Today it houses the museum of war in the middle ages.
With which castle is the legend of the White Lady associated?
A legend says that a 16th-century squire, Thérèse de Saint-Clar, would have been surprised with her lover by the unexpected return of war from her husband. As punishment for her fault, she was condemned to remain captive for 15 years in a small room in the north tower. When she died, she was walled there. Puymartin Castle One might see her wandering at night, in the form of a white lady, on the castle's way round, before entering this room.
In which abbey can you find a cheese speciality with walnut liqueur?
The abbey's cheese: Trappe Echourgnac Monks and nuns live from the fruits of their labour. In Echourgnac, fruit jellies and jams are made and, in the great Cistercian cheese tradition, a cheese with walnut liqueur is matured... Discover here the abbey of Echourgnac.
Which cave in Le Buisson de Cadouin is famous for its eccentric concretions?
Eccentrics do not grow upwards or downwards like stalactites and stalagmites, but at an angle or even horizontally. Eccentrics can even rotate, making right angles. Discover here the cave of Maxange
Which town in the Dordogne is the capital of the strawberry?
The Périgord strawberry is one of the gastronomic treasures of the Périgord, a region that has managed to preserve and pass on tradition, quality and know-how from generation to generation. It has been awarded a PGI.
Which of these cities is not in the Dordogne?
Sainte Foy la Grande is located in the Gironde, at the gateway to the Périgord. The river Dordogne runs through the town.
Which political figure was mayor of Périgueux until 2008?
Xavier Darcos was mayor of Périgueux between 1997 and 2008
Which castle is known as the unfinished Louvre of the Périgord?