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Dordogne

(dôrdô`nyə), department (1990 pop. 387,500), SW France. PérigueuxPérigueux
, city (1990 pop. 32,848), capital of Dordogne dept., SW France, on the Isle River. A commercial center and transportation hub, it is famous for the pâtés that are its chief exports.
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 is the capital; BergeracBergerac
, town (1990 pop. 27,886), Dordogne dept., SW France, in Périgord, on the Dordogne River. It is a farm-trade and processing center. It also has boiler works, foundries, chemical plants, and shoe factories. Possessed by the English in the 14th cent.
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 the other chief town. There are many prehistoric sites in the department.

Dordogne,

river, c.305 mi (490 km) long, rising near the Puy de Sancy in the Auvergne Mts., S central France. It flows southwest to join the Garonne River N of Bordeaux and to form the Gironde. The upper and middle Dordogne valley has become a popular tourist attraction. There are famous vineyards along the river's lower course.

Dordogne

1. a river in SW France, rising in the Auvergne Mountains and flowing southwest and west to join the Garonne river and form the Gironde estuary. Length: 472 km (293 miles)
2. a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: P?rigueux. Pop.: 392 291 (2003 est.). Area: 9224 sq. km (3597 sq. miles)
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Major organization : CONSEIL GNRAL DE LA DORDOGNE (22240001200019)
Visiting Rocamadour is not just about embracing its religious culture and connotations, however, it is one of 143 villages across the Dordogne Valley which each have their own unique charm.
After lunch, you have the option of heading down to the banks of the Dordogne to hire a canoe for an exploration of the river, or a gentle cycle back to the campsite for a swim and another round of tennis.
The delegation, which included representatives of the Kurdistan Regional Government?s (KRG) Board of Tourism, met with senior administrative officials of the Dordogne Region and discussed various potential ways of cooperation.
I WOULD check out www.sawdays.co.uk - it offers a wide range of B&Bs in the Dordogne. I think that Perigord Vert, around Riberac, is much better value than many other parts of the Dordogne.
Singapore-based Munro, who has ridden recently in Japan and Qatar, didn't panic after missing the break on Dordogne and finding himself short of room in the opening furlong.
Whether it be Rocamadour's rich goat's cheese, Denoix's fragrant distillery, the glorious and colourful Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire or the Dordogne itself gushing down the valley - there is something to captivate everyone.
A total of 117 clinical cases of thelaziosis (115 dogs and 2 cats) was reported in 22 veterinary practices from 9 departments (Ariege, Dordogne, Gironde, Haute-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, Puy-de-Dome, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Tarn, and Tarn-et-Garonne).
The Dordogne has always been a favourite playground for British expatriates and tourists.
We were staying at Le Moulin de Paulhiac campsite - one of several Eurocamps in the Dordogne - and opted for one of the mobile homes (a sort of large static caravan).
25 January 2010 - French veal producer Sobeval has opened a new 13 million euro facility at its site in Boulazac, Dordogne.