The Dordogne is a department of New Aquitaine. It is bordered by Haute-Vienne to the north, Charente to the north-west, Gironde to the south-west, Lot-et-Garonne to the south, and Corrèze to the east.
For those who seek more to educate themselves, the Dorat in the Haute-Vienne deserves the detour for its jewel of the Romanesque art which is the collegiate church of Saint-Pierre. An architectural heritage of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, this building attracts attention for its portal in Mozarabic style or its octagonal bell tower with stone spire.
Still in order to fill the lovers of history and architecture, a jump in the Charente unveils the pearl of Angouleme which is the Castle of La Rochefoucauld. After many renovations since the eleventh century, this building retains its Renaissance style on the banks of the Tardoire River. Its keep, its spiral staircase and its rooms furnished with other surprises arouse curiosity.
In the immediate vicinity of the Dordogne, the Gironde offers tourists its sites with prestigious inheritance. An old residence of the kings of Navarre transformed into a pleasure residence in the XVIIth century, the castle of Cazeneuve is visited in Easter at All Saints' Day. The bucolic and green setting of its park is embellished with hundred-year-old trees, the cave of the Queen and especially water plan with waterfall, it is a marvel.
On the other hand, those who want to stroll in the heart of a welcoming city and its historical center, they opt for Agen. The arcades, the Cornières and the old half-timbered and corbelled houses constitute an atypical decoration. The capital of the prune has its jewels with the cathedral Saint-Caprais which is distinguished by its frescoes of the XIXe century or its Museum of the Fine Arts in Renaissance style.
As mentioned above, the Corrèze is part of the tourist regions just a short distance from the Dordogne. The quest for the medieval village is seen from another angle in Collonges-la-Rouge. The houses are made of red sandstone from the Habitarelle massif. They do honor to the south-west with the roofs of slates and slates. Manors, castles, towers and turrets have earned him the ranking among the most beautiful villages in France.