Cap Sud Ouest Dordogne, un petit coin de paradis
Majestic castles, villages with strong personality, sublime landscapes, and this river, the Dordogne, which creates the link. For this show, Eric invites you in the Perigord, to discover a treasure of New Aquitaine, the 10 km probably the wildest of all Europe. Domme, bastide perched above a meander, Beynac powerful medieval fortress, through the unexpected village of La Roque-Gageac, clinging to the cliff, there is over water, a unique concentration of breathtaking places!
To discover this part of the Black Périgord, Eric embarks on a canoe with as guide Romain Bondonneau, professor of history and geography in Sarlat and founder of the association Périgord Patrimoine. This child of the country is inexhaustible on the wealth of his native region. With Virginie Boutet, Eric travels the incredible medieval city of Domme. A country house created in the thirteenth century by the King of France as a military base to reconquer Aquitaine, then possession of the English crown.
La Roque-Gageac is a surprising village, clinging to the cliff, whose origins date back to the Middle Ages. Renowned impregnable, it became the refuge of the bishops of Sarlat. We owe them in particular the splendid church of the fourteenth century, with its lauze roof and its bell-wall. But here, always, the inhabitants had to learn to live with the danger that can represent the cliff. The last leg of this trip over the Dordogne, the fortress of Beynac, another opportunity to rave about Eric, in the company of the writer Michel Testut, in love with these fabulous landscapes.
Replay France 3 Nouvelle-Aquitaine