The Périgord (in Occitan Perigòrd or Peiregòrd ) is the name of the old French province and County which recovered, with little thing near, the current department of the the Dordogne. Its name comes from the Gallic Peuple of the Petrocorii, name Gallic meaning “the four armies”, of petru - “four” and corii “the army”. Their capital was Vesunna (Périgueux). The name of the town of Périgueux also rises from the Gallic name.
PresentationNowadays, and more for tourist reasons, Périgord known as quadricéphale, was cut out in four parts. Falling under the department of the the Dordogne, Périgord is composed:
In the north of green Périgord (around Nontron), this area prolongs in fact the granitic Limousin and this name comes from the pastures and the Forêt S which recover it (it is a tourist name and not history).
- In the center of white Périgord (around Périgueux and towards the Charente), this name comes from the ground Calcaire of this area.
- In the south-east of the black Périgord ''' ''' (around Sarlat-la-Canéda), historically the oldest name of the four, this name comes from the very dark forests of oaks a whole part of the year, but has nothing to do with the Truffe S. Its inhabitants speak about the “Sarladais”. Very near to the Quercy on the human plan and geographical.
- In the south-west of Périgord crimson (around Bergerac), this name is most recent (1970) and due to the expansion of tourism, the crimson recalls the color of the vineleaves to the autumn. Its inhabitants call it the “Bergeracois”.
Its inhabitants is called Périgordins. The term “Périgourdin” was used starting from the XVIIIe century to designate the inhabitants of Périgueux (one says also Petrocorien, better from an etymological point of view). In Occitan, one says simply perigòrd ( Sei perigòrd , “I am “périgordin””). The name of Pétrocoriens designates nowadays the inhabitants of Périgueux (also named Périgourdins).
“Take guard, proud Pétrocorien,
Considered before taking the weapons,
Because, if you are beaten,
César will make you cut the hands! ”
Périgord is known for its goose breeding and its production of grease of this animal.
LiteratureJacquou crunching it, of Eugene Roy tells the history of the revolt of Crunching, and the destruction of the Château of Herm.
January 25th 1642, Pierre Grellety receives from the King the letters patent attesting of the general amnesty for all its men and him a load of captain in the armies of the king, in the post of governor of the city of Verceuil (Vercelli) in Italy.
- Common of the Dordogne
- Old communes of the Dordogne
- Castles and residences of the Dordogne
- the Dordogne (department)
- List of bridges of the Dordogne
- the tourist site and Practical of Périgord, the thousands of good addresses referred
- Departmental committee of Tourism the Dordogne-Périgord
- Guide tourist and cultural on the Dordogne and Périgord
- Life & Left in cartographic Périgord
- Gate Green Périgord
- At the beginning Ribérac, a tourist guide for your holidays in Périgord
- the pigeon ones of Périgord
- Limit of the territory of Pétrocores
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