The name Périgord comes from the Gaulish word for ‘four tribes’, which is how the area was originally split, and Dordogne is still actually divided, in some respects, into four Périgords reflecting this.
There’s the Périgord Vert (Green), Blanc (White, Pourpre (Purple), and Noir (Black).
A visit to Padirac Cave will stay with you and the whole family for years to come.
Ticket prices for adults are €13.50, children aged 4 to 12 are €9.50, and kids younger than 4 are free.
The Périgord Blanc region is white limestone plateaux. And Périgord Noir is so named for its woods of oak and pine.
Périgord Vert Main town: Nontron Drive from Calais: 756km / 7h 35m As you’d expect from a region named for its beautiful rolling hills, and lush greenery, pretty much anywhere you go you’ll find yourself surrounded by picturesque scenery.
Amongst the rolling hills of the French landscape, down in the southwest corner, lies the eminently charming department of Dordogne.