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The Most Beautiful Villages of the Dordogne [Hardcover]

James Bentley , Hugh Palmer
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7 Oct 1996 The Most Beautiful . . .
The Dorodogne offers splendid scenery, exquisite food and wine, the finest examples of prehistoric art and some of the most enchanting villages of France. This guide offers a journey through the region, from northern gems such as Brantome to "grand" villages such as Hautefort, found further south among the hills and limestone valleys. Gastronomy and prehistory distinguish the villages of the two southern-most areas, from the white wine of Monbazillac to the prehistoric cave paintings of Les Eyzies, while the ancient fortified towns of Montfort and Montpazier recall the struggles of the Middle Ages. The book comes complete with a travellers' gazetteer.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (7 Oct 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500542015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500542019
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 26 x 32.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A glorious book. 13 July 2013
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A gloriously photographed book that is very enticing, full of interesting locations and interesting descriptions. It makes you want to visit it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost captures the beauty of the Dordogne 1 Jan 2000
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Of all the places I've been, I've never seen an area where reality surpasses the most breathtaking photos--until I visited the Dordogne. This book does, however, give the reader a glimpse into what treasures can be found at every turn. The book prepared me well before my trip and brings fond memories now that I'm home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A virtual visit to an enchanting land 26 Sep 1999
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This book, with its artistic photographs and evocative descritions of an enchanting land where bright sunlight, a warm climate, fragances of the country side, and nostalgic medieval villages perched on cliffs and hilltops, immerses the reader in a fantasy land of great beauty and ancient heritage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ENCHANTING! 15 April 2007
By Marie Antoinette - Published on
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This book beautifully captures the enchantment of Dordogne. Cozy villages, medieval chateaux, rivers snaking through the charming countryside all describe Dordogne. Also, I would like to point out that the architecture and topography are different from its neighbor, Provence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Photography 22 Feb 2011
By Lynn G Kinch - Published on
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This is a lovely book with beautiful pictures and a helpful history of the Dordogne. The author introduces us to over thirty-five villages in four distinct sections, illustrating the four regions of the Perigord. Whether you're planning a visit to the area, already have been there or are content to relax and dream of far away places, this book makes a superb travel companion.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful area and wonderful 13 July 2014
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Lovely and accurate. Beautiful area and wonderful people
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