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Key figures for the


9090 km2

– the 3rd largest département in France in terms of area

400,000 inhabitants –

556 km of navigable waterways for canoeing

1st most popular destination for leisure canoeing

– The Dordogne River is listed in

the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO –

8000 km of marked trails

32 remarkable parks and gardens –

15 prehistoric sites listed World Heritage by


– 10 villages listed ‘Most Beautiful Villages of France’

Largest International Prehistory Centre

– More than 1000 remarkable castles,

churches and abbeys –

7 AOCs (for Bergerac wines)

– AOC Périgord walnuts

IGP Périgord foie gras and strawberries

– 1 Taste Institute

Located 1 hour from Bordeaux and 2 hours form the Atlantic Ocean via A89


The Dordogne Valley