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Houses for sale in Dordogne

Prigueux, Bergerac, Sarlat.

At Sunshine Estates, we work with a variety of English-speaking Real Estate Agents. As a result, we can offer to you all types of houses for sale in the Dordogne including apartments, farmhouses, villas, town and country houses.

One of France's most popular regions for holiday-makers, Dordogne continues to be one of the most popular European loacations for overseas investment.

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Perigueux
Dordogne Countryside

Dordogne is loccted in the Acquitaine region of France, slightly inland from the Atlantic Coast. Due to the ‘North Atlantic Drift’, bringing warm weather from the Gulf of Mexico, Dordogne has a particularly mild climate, pleasant in all seasons. It is a land of rich variety, set between ocean, continental and mountain areas.

From Montpon to Savignac-les-Eglises, including the county town of Perigueux (Périgueux), the region includes the major ‘truffles’ towns of Sorges, Saint-Astier Neuvic and Mussidan. Further south you can, discover the Perigord Pourpre, (Purple Perigord) around greater Bergerac and the Bastides, or fortified villages, a new "appelation" strictly "contrôlée". Montignac, Lascaux, Font de Gaume, Les Eyzies, Le Bugue, Limeuil, Terrasson, Saint-Cyprien and Sarlat are the highspots in the valley of the Dordogne, lined with castles such as Montfort, Beynac and Castelnaud. To the north, Perigord Vert (Green Perigord) encompassing the Nontron region and the Val de Dronne with the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, offers rich green valleys crossed by a myriad of rivers and streams.

Lovers of foie gras and truffles, not to mention nature lovers, have always sought out the Dordogne region of France. The region produces more than 30 types. They grow underground, without a root or stem, at the base of one type of oak tree in light soil of a certain acidity. They give off a distinctive odor, said epitomize the perfumed soul of the Perigord (Périgord).

Equally famous are the region's pates, made from the enlarged livers of geese that have been force-fed a diet of corn. Some patés are still made of unadulterated goose liver, but more frequently seen is a ballotine of foie gras.

The most famous wines are the red and white Bergerac, the red Pécharmant, the deep-red Cahors and the Montbazillac, a sweet, tawny dessert wine.

HOW TO GET THERE

UK Flights can be found from Heathrow, Stansted, Bristol, Southampton and Manchester to Bergerac.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (24 hours)

  • SPRING 10-15 °C (49-58 °F )
  • SUMMER 17-20 °C (63-68 °F )
  • AUTUMN 11-18 °C (52-65 °F )
  • WINTER 7-8 °C (44-51 °F )

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