The River Dordogne is in the region of Aquitaine, southwestern France, it rises in this country's central massif area and is navigable for about 117 miles until it finally empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Barges are flat boats built in oak wood, built to navigate the Dordogne and serve to transport locals from one small town to the next, during which the can admire the incredible scenery, stone cottages with windows covered with flowers , steep streets and peacefulness. If you have the luck and the time to take a tour barge, discover villages of medieval France, they are really beautiful. Across the valley there are 557 townships. 45,000 years ago this area was first inhabited. In this regionthey build homes in high places as it is rains often it becomes a flood zone. The valley is wonderful, the villages charming and the stone houses give the area a totally different look.