Which 16th century writer and poet was born in Sarlat where his house can still be seen?
Étienne de La Boétie was a French humanist writer, poet and jurist born on 1 November 1530 in Sarlat, and a close friend of Montaigne.
Which castle was nicknamed Sleeping Beauty's castle by its famous owner?
The Château des Milandes was the home of Josephine Baker. She welcomed her 12 adopted children there, whom she called her "rainbow tribe". Nowadays the castle and gardens of Les Milandes can be visited.
Which film critic, scriptwriter and director from Cadouin left his name to the cinema of Le Buisson de Cadouin?
The Louis-Delluc Prize is awarded each year to the best French film.
Which French businessman, adventurer and writer from Monpazier was also a member of parliament in Guyana?
A former Dreyfus journalist, Jean Galmot arrived in French Guiana in 1906 with the title to a gold mine, the Placer Élysée, not far from Mana. He made his fortune there thanks to the help of the Guyanese
Caroline Aigle was very attached to Bergerac and was known for being :
Caroline Aigle was a fighter pilot, commander in the French Air Force, born on 12 September 1974 in Montauban and died on 21 August 2007. She was the first female fighter pilot to be assigned to an Air Force fighter squadron in 1999. The street leading to The Aqualud of Bergerac now bears his name.
In which city can we find the statue of Antoine De Tounens who was King of Araucania and Patagonia?
Antoine De Tounens, originally from Périgueux, came to Chile in search of adventure, political or commercial, and found himself mixed up with the Mapuches. In 1860, a consensus of Mapuche caciques designated him "Orelie-Antoine I, King of Araucania and Patagonia". He died in Tourtoirac where his statue is located.
Which French singer-songwriter was born in Bergerac?
Pascal Obispo was born on 8 January 1965 in Bergerac, France. He spent his childhood between Bordeaux and Arcachon, which inspired his first hit, L'île aux oiseaux.
Which political figure was mayor of Périgueux until 2008?
Xavier Darcos was mayor of Périgueux between 1997 and 2008
Which famous advertising character was drawn by Marius Rossillon, a painter and poster artist who died in Carsac?
Nicknamed O'Galop, he was also the author of advertisements and posters for brands such as Gibbs toothpaste, Lustucru pasta, Waterman pens and Ricqlès mint alcohol. In 1898 he invented the Bibendum for Michelin tyres, for which he was the official poster designer until 1910.
Which priest famous for his archaeological discoveries in the Dordogne was nicknamed the Pope of Prehistory?
In 1901, he participated in the discovery of two major decorated caves in the Dordogne, les Combarelles And Font-de-Gaume . From then on, he took part in the study of numerous decorated sites in France (the Tuc d'Audoubert, Trois-Frères and Saint-Cirq caves, known as the Sorcerer's cave). He was the first prehistorian to visit and briefly describe the Lascaux cave, before moving to Africa.