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Battle of the Brains Neanderthal vs Cro Magnon

Battle of the Brains Neanderthal vs Cro Magnon

Back in pre-historic times, say, 130,000-30,000 years ago, Europe was dominated not by quaint cafes and dainty bakeries, but by a group of not-quite...

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Markets in the Dordogne

Markets in the Dordogne

For travelers from abroad, one of the pleasures of visiting France is to enjoy wandering through a traditional French market. And why not! The market...

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Le Bugue

Le Bugue

Surrounded by wooded hills, built on the right bank of a bend in the river Vézère, the welcoming little town of Le Bugue, with it’s 3,000...

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Rouffignac

Rouffignac

The cave of Rouffignac is unique in many ways. First, it is about three miles from the Vèzére River, all the others are much closer. Secondly it is...

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Les Combarelles

Les Combarelles

On the left bank of the Beune River, a group of caves are located at the opening of the small Combarelles Valley. The entrance to the Les Combarelles...

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Prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux

Prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux

Lascaux is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of...

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La Roque Gageac

La Roque Gageac

It is believed that the site of La Roque Gageac has been inhabited since Prehistoric times, and developed particularly during the Gallo-Roman period....

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Cap Blanc

Cap Blanc

Update 2013 Properly piecing together a rare early human skull (12,000 to 15,000 years old!) is a difficult task, but Robert Martin and JP Brown are...

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Vezere River Canoe adventure

Vezere River Canoe adventure

Walking Dordogne has the well deserved reputation for offering the best and most unique tours and trips in the Dordogne. Hiking, canoeing, horse...

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Commarque

Commarque

Prehistory at Commarque The Beune Valley has been occupied for a very long time. Around Commarque, prehistoric man has left numerous traces of his...

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