life seems just a bit more intense in the Southwest
of France than in other parts of the country: the
food is richer, the wine heartier, the history more
tumultuous—even the grass is greener. From
the north, the verdant valleys and rolling hills
of Périgord give way to the peaceful agricultural
lands of Gascony and Quercy, then to the peaks of
the Pyrenees, populated by grazing sheep and isolated
Basque hamlets. In the northwest is the city of
Bordeaux, surrounded by the region's renowned château
vineyards. Farther south are the beaches, sand dunes
and pine forests of the Landes, and in the southwest
corner of the country near the border with Spain
lies the glitzy port town of Biarritz, a magnet
for the international jet set. Read
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Hours in Dordogne Dordogne
is a perfect tourist spot—without the
Days can go before you see a single tour bus
in this quiet city, located far from any major
highways. But that doesn't mean it's boring.
With its quiet farms, medieval villages and
Neanderthal caves, Dordogne has lots to offer
any tourist who wanders off the beaten path.