About Colleen Mariotti

Dordogne region, France

France’s Low-Cost “Castle Region”

The Dordogne region of France is the only place I have been to date where it is actually true. Castles sit like crown jewels along the river banks. My family and I often found ourselves beating our own path through the oak forests toward the river bank. The countryside looks much the same as it has for hundreds of years with emerald green farms held down by Perigord Chateaux.