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The most beautiful villages of the Dordogne

Author: James Bentley; Hugh Palmer
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Four colors - green, white, black and purple - designate the four regions of the Dordogne, and symbolize the rich diversity of this magical region, often known by its more strictly French name as "the Perigord." Green evokes the lush vegetation of the northern crescent, white the limestone valleys of the central region, black the truffles of the south-east - the famous "black diamonds" of classic French cuisine -
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Bentley; Hugh Palmer
ISBN: 0500542015 9780500542019
OCLC Number: 35580877
Description: 224 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 32 cm
Contents: The Perigord Vert --
The Perigord Blanc --
The Perigord Noir --
The Perigord Pourpre.
Responsibility: James Bentley ; photographs by Hugh Palmer.

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The Dordogne offers splendid scenery, exquisite food and wine, the finest examples of prehistoric art and some of the most enchanting villages of France. This guide offers a journey through the  Read more...

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