France, with its prefecture in Périgueux. The department is located in the region of Nouvelle-Des cannibales montaigne pdf between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees, and is named after the great Dordogne river that runs through it. It roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord.
This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The county of Périgord dates back to when the area was inhabited by the Gauls.
It was originally home to four tribes, the name for “four tribes” in the Gaulish language was “Petrocore”. Sarlat, overlooks the valleys of the Vézère and the Dordogne, where the woods of oak and pine give it its name. The Petrocores took part in the resistance against Rome. Périgord museum’s archaeological collections, villa remains in Montcaret and the Roman tower of La Rigale Castle in Villetoureix.