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In the footsteps of Jacques le Croquant

In the footsteps of Jacques le Croquant

Short bit of History. During summer of 1789 was the outbreak of the French Revolution. There were numerous good reasons that started the French...

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Tickets for Font de Gaume

Tickets for Font de Gaume

As of 2013 Grotte du Font de Gaume will no longer be taking reservations. The only way to visit the cave is to buy tickets on the day at the entrance...

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Hiking Ode to the Neanderthal

Hiking Ode to the Neanderthal

Walking Dordogne's "Ode to the Neanderthal" has been the most popular hike since they launched it about 5 years ago. This hike offers everything...

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History of the Lascaux Caves

History of the Lascaux Caves

The Lascaux Caves in the Dordogne region of southwest France contain some of the oldest and finest prehistoric art in the world. The cave paintings,...

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Battle of the Brains Neanderthal vs Cro Magnon

Battle of the Brains Neanderthal vs Cro Magnon

Back in pre-historic times, say, 130,000-30,000 years ago, Europe was dominated not by quaint cafes and dainty bakeries, but by a group of not-quite...

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Markets in the Dordogne

Markets in the Dordogne

For travelers from abroad, one of the pleasures of visiting France is to enjoy wandering through a traditional French market. And why not! The market...

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Le Bugue

Le Bugue

Surrounded by wooded hills, built on the right bank of a bend in the river Vézère, the welcoming little town of Le Bugue, with it’s 3,000...

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Rouffignac

Rouffignac

The cave of Rouffignac is unique in many ways. First, it is about three miles from the Vèzére River, all the others are much closer. Secondly it is...

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Les Combarelles

Les Combarelles

On the left bank of the Beune River, a group of caves are located at the opening of the small Combarelles Valley. The entrance to the Les Combarelles...

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Prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux

Prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux

Lascaux is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of...

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