The Périgord noir
From Prehistory to the present day, men have left us with memories of their life in the Perigord Noir.
From caves paintings to beautifil castles, from troglodyte houses in medieval cities, this country is a real history book to discover without restraint.
Guided by their instinct, the first men arrived on our planet choose "Périgord". This area has the highest concentration in the world of prehistoric and natural caves, castles and manors. For the gourmet, this is paradise for truffles, boletus mushrooms, foie gras and duck confit.
The Perigord have maintained a tradition dating from the Middle Ages in the construction of their home, ocher stone size with roofing slate, what unites the landscape of the Dordogne and in fact one of the most beautiful regions of France.
The Périgord Noir, the most famous and most touristy, is located in the southeast of the Dordogne around major valleys of the Dordogne and the Vezere.
The name "Perigord Noir" refers to the high density of oaks whose foliage is dense, dark and persistent. The capital of the Périgord Noir is Sarlat-la-Caneda.
The Perigord Noir gastronomy
As everywhere in the Dordogne, mentionning Périgord Noir, immediately evokes the foie gras, duck, black Perigord truffles, boletus mushrooms and AOC Perigord walnuts. These jewels of French gastronomy will excite your palate. Many local recipes use these festive products.
Périgord gastronomy is based on iconic quality products. It has three I.G.P "Protected Geographical Indication" for foie gras, strawberries and lamb. The IGP means that the products are high quality in Périgord and respect a drastic charter. Other products have the AOC, as for Périgord walnuts.
A rich and user-friendly kitchen
The Périgord gastronomy transforms simple local products and delicacies in delicious meals. Here, nothing is lost, everything is available.
"It is not only a country where one eats well, it is also a country of fine dining where the food is assumed to be one of the fine arts stated André Maurois. Curnonsky quoted on his part : "The Périgord is born of a magic wand, gluttony here is not a sin, it's a real paradise where the Gods are fully pleased"