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Architecture and Tourism The Dordogne (France) is one of the most touristic regions of Europe. Next to its magnificent landscape there are plenty of cultural sites attracting more than two millions of tourists each year.

The focus of our project in the Dordogne is the village Montignac. Montignac is located in the river valley of the Vezere, an area especially famous for its archeological findings. Thus from the UNESCO classified as world heritage, the sites of discovery attract one million visitors a year.

The global significance of the archeological findings as well as their unique concentration in the Vezere valley caused archeologists and spatial planners to set up a regional project called Pôle International de la Préhistoire. The P.I.P is not only the administrative centre for the spread-out archeological sites but should also provide archeological knowledge to all visitors.