With a fascinating scenic diversity, a rich history that can be dated back to prehistoric times, charming villages and towns, medieval castles and a gastronomy whose reputation does not have to be reinvented - Dordogne the third largest département of France could almost be described as exemplary for French culture and lifestyle par excellence. Dordogne is the perfect destination for photographers and artists and those who are in love with nature. Almost half of the département is covered with forest and offers attractive hiking trails. Canoes, kayaks and boat trips are also available along the region's four main rivers. And according to all the rules of the arts, a day in the wine region of Bergerac could end for example with wine tasting at the famous wine stores.