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Dordogne River

The Dordogne flows over 300 miles from source to sea. On its journey it passes through the departments of Corrèze, Lot and Dordogne, creating some of the most spectacular scenery to be found in France.

Europe’s rivers were, a thousand years ago, its medieval highways. The Dordogne River being one of France’s most strategic, it’s not surprising some of this country’s most formidable castles & fortified houses were built because of its proximity.

Château Beynac on the Dordogne

This map depicts the most navigable section of the river between Argentat and Beynac which is a distance of approximately 130k or 80 miles: