Le Périgord Pourpre
The Périgord is the old name for the Dordogne region, which is made up of 4 parts. The northern part is Périgord Vert: this is where the most rain falls and the forests are beautifully green. Towards the west, lies Périgord Blanc, named after the white chalk plateaux, an unusual archaeological area. In the south-east there is Périgord Noir, home to many black truffles. And finally, in the south, there is the Périgord Pourpre, named for it’s extensive vineyards.
Le Cariol lies in the Périgord Pourpre, in the vicinity of the Bergerac and Monbazillac wine regions. We are surrounded by various medieval fortified towns, including Monpazier, Issigeac and Beaumont-du-Périgord. Our region is renowned for its rich cuisine, in which duck, truffle, walnuts and foie gras are central components.