In title="Rental " class="lienGuideTouristique" href="/holiday-rental/France/Dordogne/Villa">the Aquitaine region in the Southwest of France the Dordogne takes its name from the river that flows through it. The river is one of the main attractions in the Dordogne with some fabulous scenery, especially at sunset. It is great for canoeing or paddling in its clear water, going for walks, horse rides and bike rides along its tree lined banks or just relaxing and listening to the afternoon breeze rustle the leaves of the poplar trees. Dordogne is a former province of Périgord and is divided into four different geographical regions, each of them rich in colour. There is Périgord Noir where the landscape has remained beautifully unchanged since the Prehistoric period, Périgord Pourpre that get its grape-like colour as a result of it rich wine production, Périgord Blanc, an area of limestone plateaus and extensive meadows and finally Périgord Vert that contains a verdant nature park criss crossed by winding streams. In Dordogne, hospitality and culinary know-how come naturally to the locals. Their gastronomy is composed of ceps, confit of goose, truffles, foie gras and wines from Bergerac, it's a real treat for the taste buds!