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Our regular blogs inform you not only of important events and glorious places to visit but of general life here in the Dordogne. For all, you need to know about what to do, see and experience in the Dordogne and surrounding regions, read on...  

Richard I known as Richard the Lionheart or Richard Coeur de Lion was born in Oxford, England on 8th September 1157. He was the third son of King Henry II and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine and spent his childhood learning to become a military leader. He succeeded his father in 1189, to become King of England but until his death just down the road from us in Chalus, Limousine, he was only to spend a...