Ideally situated on the 45th parallel the Perigord is the perfect example of tempered climat.
Since nearly 400 000 years, Nature's resourcesallowed human blooming. Shelters, Vezere's valley ornated caves such as the most famous Lascaux Cave, are the first signs of artistic and spiritual vocation held by our prestigious ancestors.
Roman period baptized inhabitants of that new conquered land "Petrocores" wich became later Perigord. Since then, traces of human invention did not stop enriching that untiring patrimony.
Roman art expressed itself through realisation of several religious edifices. During Middle Age, the Hundred Years War, during which our territory was the siege of innumerable battles between the Kingdom of France and the Crown of England left impressive fortresses and ancient country-houses magnificently preserved.
Wine trade with the crown contributed to the strong traffic expansion on the Esperance River, the Dordogne with barrel shipping on lighters on wich you can still embark on Bergerac's quay.
During Renaissance, peace re-found, ending gothic left its place to pleasant constructions such as La Loire castles
Following centuries pursued the building up of this country where ages seem to mix up with each other for eternity.