At the foot of a hemicycle of white cliffs, the Dordogne forms a huge bend in the heart of which nestles a patchwork of meadows and fields. Beyond lie the first copses of the Bessède forest. The view, partial because vegetation hides the outer portion of the bend, is particularly impressive at sunset. It is referred to as the "cingle" in French, after a snake found in southwest France, because the shape of the bend is reminiscent of a snake's movement.
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