France Dordogne – Beynac-et-Cazenac

France Dordogne, where in the borough “Beynac-et-Cazenac ” ,

France Dordogne, where in the borough "Beynac-et-Cazenac " ,

chateau beynac et cazenac / 50x60cm-oil on wood / Pierre v.Dijk

 is a department that is part of the new administrative region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It is located in the southwest of France and is intersected by the rivers Vézère and Dordogne. ………


This department is also often called Périgord, after the former French county that coincided with the territory of the Dordogne. The department is subdivided into four areas, each named after a characteristic color that is common in the area.


France Dordogne, where in the borough "Beynac-et-Cazenac " ,

Dordogne Beynac et Cazenac 2016 / oil on canvas-50x60cm / Pierre v.Dijk


Périgord Blanc is located in the center and was named after the white limestone found in the landscape. Périgord Noir is located in the southeast of the department, a region with vast, dark deciduous forests. In Périgord Pourpre you will find the famous vineyards around the town of Bergerac, in the southwest ,


France Dordogne, where in the borough "Beynac-et-Cazenac " ,

Dordogne Beynac-et Cazenac 2016/ oil on Canvas – 50x60cm / Pierre v.Dijk


whose leaves turn purple in autumn. Périgord Vert covers the green area in the north, with its vineyards, green hills, rivers, medieval towns and castles the France of the postcards! Worth seeing is both the town and the Castle of Beynac

The castle of Beynac-et-Cazenac is located on a steep limestone rock on the right bank of the river Dordogne. The view from the castle over the valley is breathtaking. In the castle you can see beautiful restored rooms with frescoes from the fourteenth century.

Kind regards Pierre

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