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Category: Castles , Local time: 10:22:46, Address: D247, 46200 Lacave, France

The Dordogne Valley is a valley area in the south-western France . It was named after the Dordogne River. The Dordogne Valley is a quiet area with beautiful landscape, romantic little restaurants and fantastic meals. At present, the valley has a population over 380 000.

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The region is widely popular among cyclists as there are numerous cycling trails and the car drivers are very decent. The region is rich in castles and chateaus, of which the most significant are e.g. Château de Beynac, Biron, Bourdeilles, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Commarque, Milandes, Monbazillac, Pecany and Puymartin. The valley includes a famous 15 thousand years old cave of Lascaux with well-preserved prehistoric wall paintings. This cave was discovered on the 12th September 1940 by four young men. The best known paintings are the painted buffalo and the horse. It is also worth mentioning the unique Roman ruins. It is interesting that the area Dordogne Valley was one of the most popular destinations for British immigrants to France...

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GPS: 44.843, 1.5542
Altitude: 126 m
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Last update: 2012-10-11 13:04:04

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Lacave (0.3km)Saint-Sozy (4.2km)Rocamadour (7km)Souillac (9km)Martel (11km)Thegra (16km)Gramat (15km)Sainte-Mondane (17km)Lavergne (17km)

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