Périgord France, steeped in ancient history, full of haunted castles and enchanted forests.
I often listen to instrumental music while working. While listening to a Dungeon Synth playlist, a particular favorite genre for working to, I came across an album called Patrimòni by ElixiR. Reading the comments I found out the whole album was dedicated to a South Western region of France called Périgord. Hear about the castles, knights, ghosts very much peaked my interested so I am using this as an excuse to lean more about this region.
Castles, Knights, and Such
There are over 1,000 castles in the region. That works out to about 1 castle per 415 people, a pretty good ratio.
Here is an interactive map of castles and Châteaus in the area, many of which are open for public visits.
Where is Périgord France
Périgord is today the modern province of Dordogne in the South West of France.
There are 4 regions of Périgord:
Green contains the natural reserve.
This region is purple due to containing most of the wine.
The capitol city of Périgord, Périgueux, is located in this region.
Périgueux is over 2 millennia old, originally settled by Gauls, then conquered and re-founded by the Romans in 16 AD.
Read more about Périgueux here.
Black Périgord container most of the castles and interesting historical sites.
If I got anything wrong or missing anything please leave a comment to let me know.