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Cicerone Guides: Walking in the Dordogne: 35 Walking Routes in the Dordogne - Sarlat, Bergerac, Lalinde and Souillac

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone International Walking Guides

By: Janette Norton(Author), Alan Norton(Author), Pamela Harris(Author)

264 pages, 125 colour photos and 38 colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Feb 2018 [2012 reprint] | Edition: 2 | #241178 | ISBN-13: 9781852848439
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NHBS Price: £14.95 $20/€17 approx

About this book

Guidebook to 35 half-day and day walks in France's beautiful Dordogne region, based around Bergerac, Lalinde, Sarlat and Souillac (Lot). The walks, which range from 6 to 18.5 km, take in the region's myriad delights, from spectacular gorges to enchanting chateaux and charming medieval villages. All walks are within the capacity of the average walker, and are on well-marked paths or quiet roads. They are graded easy or medium; there are no long, steep climbs or abrupt descents.

There are step-by-step descriptions and maps for each route. Also included is information on the history, flora and fauna of the region, together with practical pointers such as what to take and when to go, as well as notes on waymarking, accommodation and transport. A route summary table and glossary are also provided.

Lying in south west France, the Dordogne is a land of great scenic variety, from rolling wooded hills and fertile valleys to barren upland plateaus and limestone cliffs riddled with caves. The charm of the Dordogne also lies in the picturesque medieval towns, châteaux, churches and abbeys that stud the landscape, and these are the focus of many of the walks.


Contents

Introduction
      The Dordogne river
      A short history of the Dordogne
      Plants and flowers
      Wildlife
      How to get there
      When to go
      Accommodation
      Food and drink
      What to take
      Waymarking
      Maps
      Using this guide

Around Bergerac
      Walk 1 Along the river at Bergerac
      Walk 2 The vineyards of Monbazillac
      Walk 3 Flaugeac to the Château de Bridoire
      Walk 4 Around Monestier
      Walk 5 Round the Lac de l’Escourou
      Walk 6 Boucle d’Issigeac
      Walk 7 The Conne river valley
      Walk 8 Boucle de St-Aubin
      Walk 9 St-Georges-de-Montclard
Around Lalinde
      Walk 10 St-Félix-de-Villadeix
      Walk 11 Couze to the Château de Lanquais
      Walk 12 The heights and river at Lalinde
      Walk 13 Above Mauzac
      Walk 14 The Cingle de Trémolat
      Walk 15 Limeuil and the Vézère river
      Walk 16 Above the Abbey of Cadouin
      Walk 17 Beaumont and the Rocher du Corbeau
      Walk 18 Monpazier and the Château de Biron
Around Sarlat
      Walk 19 Around les Eyzies
      Walk 20 Along the Vézère river
      Walk 21 Boucle de Coulonge at Montignac
      Walk 22 Around St-Geniès
      Walk 23 St-Crépin and Carlucet
      Walk 24 Les Jardins d’Eyrignac
      Walk 25 South of the Château des Milandes
      Walk 26 Le Chemin de Cazenac from Beynac
      Walk 27 Around la Roque-Gageac
      Walk 28 The bastide town of Domme
      Walk 29 Boucle de Veyrignac
Around Souillac (Lot)
      Walk 30 Gourdon and the Bléou valley
      Walk 31 Roc des Monges from Saint-Sozy
      Walk 32 Martel to Mont Mercou
      Walk 33 Rocamadour and the mills of the Alzou Gorge
      Walk 34 Alvignac and the Source Salmière
      Walk 35 The Gouffre de Padirac and Causses de Quercy

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Useful information
Appendix C Glossary of French words


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Biography

Janette Norton lived in France, near Geneva, for over 30 years with her physicist husband, Alan Norton, raising four children and working in marketing. Her love of mountain walking dated from the time she was a guide in her twenties, and the proximity of the Alps and Jura to her home inspired her to continue her passion. After her children grew up, she branched out to explore other areas of France. Sadly Janette died from cancer in January 2013, and her books are now revised by Alan Norton and Pamela Harris.

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