The legend of the 1001 castles ...: "The good Lord wanted to scatter castles throughout the kingdom of France. So he set off with a heavy bisac and, like wheat, he threw handfuls of castles here and there. He had travelled through many provinces when, passing through the Périgord, he gave a good helping hand to pull up his enormous pouch. But he noticed that it was exhausted: letting out towers, curtains and pepper shakers. So, before going to renew his supply of crenellations and machicolations, he shook the bottom of his bissac on the stony slopes of the Dordogne, the Vézère, the Dronne and the Auvezère. And so much so that no country was richer in castles, manor houses and manor houses".