The Périgord (Peiregòrd or Périgòrd in the Occitan language, peirigord in perigordian dialect), is the name of the County which covered the current Dordogne department in the region Aquitaine-Poitou-Charentes.
The Dordogne department is essentially rural and has a wide cultural, archaeological and historical heritage.
History of Périgord
Castles & Bastides from Périgord
Périgord’s Vineyards & Black Truffle
Périgord’s Black Truffle
The black Truffles from Périgord & several derived products from goose and duck as well as autumn mushrooms work well with the Bergerac vineyard to create a unique gastronomy in France.
One of the tastiest truffle variety in the world is the “tuber melanosa melanosporum”, called truffe du Périgord.
Famous since antiquity, for both flavourign dishes and therapeutic qualities, the black truffle from Périgord offers an unforgettable perfume, mixing smells of undergrowth, soil & humus, supplemented by roasted dried fruit.
The Château de Montastruc is located at twenty minutes form de Sainte-Alvère municipality whose truffle winter market is one of the center of buying and pricing of melanosa melanosporum worldwide.