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The Dordogne

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This area is chock full of limestone caves, some have prehistoric paintings like Lascaux, others are just natural wonders, dripping with stalagmites and stalactites. Rivers are dotted with dramatic castles on the cliffs, a living history of the clashes between the French and English over Aquitaine in the Middle Ages. In the Dordogne, kids can pretend they're either cave dwellers or medieval knights and ladies.
    Prehistoric sites – Lascaux, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac
    Dordogne Valley
    Lot Valley – Cahors
kids books dordogne
The Secret Cave  
The Secret Cave
Emily Arnold McCully

Before you visit Lascaux, read about the exciting discovery of the caves in 1940. Searching for buried treasure, four boys go down into a deep hole in the ground – they discover a cave, covered with prehistoric images, painted thousands of years ago! Marvelous illustrations. (Picture book)

Also, an easy reader: Discovery in the Cave


(More children's books on other France pages)
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