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The Dordogne French, La Dordogne a river in south central & southwest France. The Dordogne & its watershed were designated Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO on July 11 2012. The river rises on the flanks of the Puy de Sancy at 1.885 metres 6.184ft above sea level in the mountains of Auvergne from the confluence of 2 small torrents above the town of Le Mont Dore, the Dore & the Dogne. It flows generally west about 500 kilometres 310 Miles through the Limousin & Périgord regions before flowing into the Gironde its common estuary with the Garonne at the Bec d'Ambès Ambès beak, north of the city of Bordeaux. Canoeing on the Dordogne The Dordogne is 1 of the few rivers in the world that exhibit the phenomenon of a tidal bore, known as a mascaret. The upper valley of the Dordogne is a series of deep gorges. The cliffs & steep banks, fast flowing water & high bridges attract both walkers & drivers. In several places the river is dammed to form long, deep lakes. Camp sites & holiday homes have proliferated wherever the valley floor is wide enough to accommodate them. Below Argentat & around Beaulieu sur Dordogne the valley widens to accommodate fertile farmland well watered pasture and orchards. In the towns, which are major tourist attractions because of their history & architecture, the quaysides are lined with eating & drinking places. In Perigord, the valley widens further to encompass one of Frances main gastronomic regions, with vineyards, poultry farms & truffle rich woodlands. The main season for tourism in the Valley of the Dordogne is from June to September with July & August being high season. The lifestyle & culture of the Dordogne valley attract both visitors & incomers from all over France but also from many other countries, particularly Britain & Germany. Length 483 km 300 Miles. Carp, Cat Fish, Tench, Pike, Roach, Bream, Perch, Chub & Zander. DONT FORGET TO LET THEM KNOW WHERE YOU FOUND THEM www.carpinfo.co.uk
 
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