Périgord Pourpre

The purple Périgord owes its name to the grape leaves of the wine region. The grape leaves turn purple in the fall. The landscape consists mainly of vineyards and forests. It is said that the Romans already planted the many vineyards. Originally it was mainly white wines, such as the famous dessert wine Chateau Monbazilac. The city of Bergerac is centrally located between the vineyards. Bergerac has many buildings from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. It is also a good starting point for a route through the vineyards and bastide towns. This area played a strategic role during the 100-year war between France and England in the 12th century. The Bastide Monpazier, one of the most beautiful fortified towns in Périgord, is highly recommended.

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