Women of the Dordogne

Women of the Dordogne

A glimpse of famous women from the Dordogne valley, past and present. Starting with the inspiration for Coco Chanel’s logo and the home of writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the video spans a whole world of female chefs, castle owners, architects, singers, authors, dancers and potters, as well as one lady who restores stained glass and another whose family business creates liquor from walnuts.

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With a BA in French and History of Art from the University of Bristol, Florence spent a year living in Paris, studying Art History at the Sorbonne and working in publishing. She travels regularly back to France for both work and pleasure. Florence's passion for France revolves around its gastronomy, art and pleasure-seeking lifestyle, and the rebellious streak found only in a nation constantly looking for an excuse to go on strike!

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