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History & Culture of South West France

Historical monuments are abundant in South West France, some dating as far back as prehistoric times. Whether your interest is prehistory and ancient caves, the romans, the great wars or chateaux and churches you will find plenty of places to visit around South West France.

Follow the Richard the Lionheart Route visiting the chateaux and castles where King Richard stayed during the beginning of the 12th Century, where rumours of legend, treachery and intrigue abound. There are no less than 16 chateaux on the route, which spans the Charente, through the Perigord Limousin National Park and south into the Dordogne.