Destination Southwestern France: Domme & Beynac-et-Cazenac

Beynac-et-Cazenac, FR | ©Tom Palladio ImagesMy photo shoot around southwestern France continues as I now find myself following in the bold footsteps of armor-clad knights of old who defended the ramparts of two picture-postcard perfect medieval towns: Domme and Beynac-et-Cezenac.

Designated as Les plus beaux villages de France (The most beautiful villages of France), these are two of the most photogenic rock-and-mortar locales within the country’s old Périgord Noir region that is now the Dordogne department of the vast region of the Aquitaine.

Domme, with its historical connection to the mysterious Knights Templar, is known as the “Akropolis of the Périgord” due to its bird’s-eye view of the scenic Dordogne valley below; and, Beynac-et-Cazenac with its well-kept Château de Beynac.

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The Palladian Traveler's Borsalino over cobblestone | ©Tom Palladio Images



  1. Very skillfully taken photographs of some beautiful scenery. Keep them coming – they are cheaper than airfare across the pond. 🙂

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