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Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library
Publication Date: 2008
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.
Life and Food in the Dordogne by
Publication Date: 2004
Dordogne has a cherished tradition of fine cuisine that is widely known throughout France. In this book, James Bently discusses life in Dordogne and some of the finest chefs of the region.
Dordogne by Pug Girl
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.
Selected and Annotated By:
Librarian for French and Francophone Studies
For more information, visit the Penn Alumni Travel website.
The Lost Upland: Stories of Southwestern France by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library PS3563.E75 L67 1992
Publication Date: 1992
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
Best of Travels in Europe: France by
Call Number: Van Pelt Video Collection DVD 001 492
Publication Date: 2001
This film features various regions in France, including Burgundy and the Dorgodne.