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Dordogne is part of the larger Aquitaine region in France. This book focuses on Eleanor’s wide-spanning and fascinating reign over both France and England. Historians today are still intrigued by her mystery and the hypotheses and controversies surrounding her extraordinary life and role in history.
Experience the provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family-owned Plaza Madeleine Hôtel, formerly a grand 19th-century townhouse. Discover the region’s charming villages, medieval castles, and prehistoric treasures through specially arranged excursions and cultural enrichments, including the medieval pilgrimage site of Rocamadour and the fascinating prehistoric cave paintings of Rouffignac and Cap Blanc, all part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Join an optional Bordeaux pre-program.
W. S. Merwin showcases his poetic and narrative power through three narratives of small-town life in the countryside of the ancient part of France that is the home of the Lascaux caves. The Lost Upland is a reminder that the past is still palpably present.
The Duellists (Ridley Scott, 1977)
Set in Strasbourg in 1800, much of The Duellists was filmed in and around Sarlat-la-Canéda in the Dordogne region. The work is Ridley Scott’s debut feature film and won Best Debut Film at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival; the screen play is based on Joseph Conrad’s short story, “The Duel.” Link to (a violent) trailer