You can visit the village of Le Bournat in Le Bugue, which recreates a Perigordian village in 1900, but what does the word Bournat mean in Occitan?
Le Bournat or "lo bornat" in Occitan means the hive. This term aptly illustrates the buzz of activity and life at the beginning of the last century. Discover the village of Le Bournat where time stood still in 1900.
What is the name of the traditional Périgord dish made of bread dough cooked in a meat and vegetable broth?
Mique is one of the oldest known dishes in Périgord. It was an excellent food for the peasant, especially at a time when wheat bread was considered a luxury and the oven was not always lit.
How were the Lascaux caves discovered?
It was in 1940 that four young boys discovered the entrance to the Lascaux cave while chasing their dog that had entered a burrow. Today the cave is protected and can no longer be visited, but a magnificent facsimile has been built on the hillside, reproducing to perfection the Sistine Chapel of prehistory. Discover Lascaux IV - International Centre of Cave Art here.
Which village is located at the confluence of the Vézère and Dordogne rivers?
Classified as one of the "most beautiful villages in France", Limeuil in the Périgord Noir is well worth a visit. visit the panoramic gardens of Limeuil overlooking the confluence of the Vézère and Dordogne rivers.
Cyrano, the famous character of Edmond Rostand, was born in the town of Bergerac
Even though the statue of Cyrano, the town's emblem, stands in Place Pélissière, the character never came to Bergerac. The character that inspired Edmond Rostand, Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, to write his famous play was in fact from the Paris region, Bergerac being the name of a family residence in the Chevreuse valley in the Yvelines.
Which chef from Top Chef on M6 got his first star at the Château de Reynats restaurant in Chancelade?
Philippe Etchebest worked from 2001 to 2003 at the Château des Reynats, he is also the star chef of "Cauchemar en cuisine", he is the head of the "Quatrième mur" restaurant at the Bordeaux theatre. He regularly stays in Périgord, not far from Bergerac...
What industry was the small village of Couze, between Bergerac and Lalinde, once the flagship of?
Couze et Saint-Front, the cradle of paper-making in the South West, is a small village on the banks of the Dordogne which was home to up to 13 paper mills on the banks of the Couze at the end of the 18th century. Today, three of them have retained their paper-making vocation. Among them, discover the Moulin de La Rouzique, which has now become the Écono-musée du papier chiffon.
Which of these prehistoric terms does not originate in the Périgord?
Magdalenian and Mousterian correspond to prehistoric ages based on the evolution of tools. These terms are linked to the deposits of the village of La Madeleine and Moustier in the Dordogne. Cro-magnon takes its name from the place where the first bones of homo sapiens (also called Cro-magnon man) were discoveredat the Cro Magnon shelter in Les Eyzies-de-taillac. The word Neanderthal comes from a small valley in Germany.
Which underground location is known as the Crystal Cathedral?
The Proumeyssac chasm is located in Audrix in the Périgord Noir. your visit is accompanied by a sound and light show...Read more
In Urval you can discover a 14th century common oven... But why is this oven called common?
The communal oven was a wood-burning oven made available to the inhabitants by the lord. The lord imposed the use of the oven on his subjects and charged a fee for each use. The banal ovens were abolished during the revolution on 4 August 1789.