The updated Michelin Green Guide Dordogne Berry Limousin presents some of the most visited, and some of the least visited, areas in France. Visitors will recognize the Dordogne and the Quercy, characterized by river valleys, castles and caves. The Berry and Limousin areas with their unspoiled countryside and plateaux are not so well known but definitely worth a visit. The guide's star-rating system for attractions, colorful maps, recommendations for accommodations and restaurants, and driving and walking tours ensure an enjoyable and successful visit.
In 1889 two brothers, Andre and Edouard Michelin, took over management of a tyre factory in France. This was the start of a great odyssey to develop human transport solutions, while valuing safety, efficiency and the pleasures of driving on the road. In 1908, Andre opened the Travel Information Bureau in Paris to help travellers plan their itineraries and then in 1910 the first Michelin road map was published. Today, Michelin has one of the best mapping systems in the world and offers atlases, maps and travel guides for many countries. The iconic Michelin Man, called Bibendum, is one of the most recognised logos of all time - Andre and Edouard's vision of how a pile of tyres would look if they made a man.