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Dordogne Valley
We are happy to return for this third edition of our 100% Nouvelle-Aquitaine newsletter, which will be sent to you every three months.

In this new edition: a zoom on the flagship destination of the Dordogne Valley and TOP news, the reopening of the Lascaux cave and the exclusive testimony of its director, touring ideas... and all the projects to come in 2021 in Nouvelle-Aquitaine!

We look forward to welcoming you as soon as possible and in the best conditions in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Itinerary suggestion in the Dordogne Valley:
3 days, departing from Sarlat
Sarlat is the ideal starting spot to explore all of the Dordogne Valley’s treasures. Programme : a tour of the medieval town of Sarlat and the International Parietal Art Centre, a gabare-boat or canoe ride down the Dordogne, a tour of the area’s “Plus Beaux Villages de France”, medieval fortified towns and culinary experiences.
Testimony: Lascaux IV,
a major tourist attraction in Dordogne
Semitour Périgord / Lascaux IV Managing Director
Classified by UNESCO, the Lascaux cave is one of mankind’s most important archaeological discoveries. The International Parietal Art Centre in Montignac - Lascaux takes visitors on a sensory journey, as close as possible to our ancestors, combining the emotion of ancestral art with technological prowess. André Barbé, the Managing Director of Semitour, which manages the Lascaux cave as well as other cultural sites in Dordogne, tells us the history of the cave and presents the new features expected in 2021.
Latest news
News Dordogne Valley
What’s new and what not to miss in the Dordogne Valley?
A nature and heritage destination par excellence, the Dordogne Valley has several new projects coming up in 2021: the creation of a venue dedicated to wine tourism on the banks of the river in Bergerac, service providers for road trips in a van or by bike, unusual accommodation openings, etc.

Discover our favourite spots in the region!
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Villas Foch
Accommodation: The 5-star Hôtel Villas Foch, luxury and elegance opening in the heart of Bordeaux
Right in the centre of the UNESCO registered city of Bordeaux, Hôtel Villas Foch is set in a splendid 19th century stone building. This 5* hotel offers guests 28 rooms, including 8 luxury suites in a propose 28 chambres dont 8 suites de luxe in an interiro that combines neoclassicism and modernity.
Two new Marriott hotels opened recently in Bordeaux : the 3-star Hôtel Moxy and 4-star Hôtel Renaissance, both in the lively Bassins à Flots district.
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The Nouvelle-Aquitaine Tourism Board, committed to sustainable tourism
Nouvelle-Aquitaine is a nature destination par excellence.

The Regional Tourism Board strives to develop and promote environmentally friendly tourism, to meet the increasingly high expectations of national and international customers and has decided to commit to a strong approach to sustainable tourism.
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"Hermione - Explore France" trip: a new journey in spring 2022 for the Hermione, the ambassador ship of the French destination
The Hermione frigate, a replica of the Marquis de La Fayette’s iconic ship based in Rochefort, south of La Rochelle, will set sail again in spring 2022 on a tour of Northern European countries, under the banner "EXPLORE FRANCE". Four stopovers are planned in Antwerp, London, Amsterdam and Hamburg, and several highlights and meetings with tourism professionals and the press will be organized in each city.
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Portrait: Coco Chanel's journey in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Did you know? The story of Coco Chanel, the symbol of French elegance, is linked to several destinations in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. From her years spent in an orphanage at the Aubazine Abbey in Corrèze to her second fashion boutique in Biarritz, retrace the steps of this icon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
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Céline Boute
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Tél: +33 5 56 01 73 68
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