The Dogon country classified as world heritage
Accessible by road and located in the region of Mopti, the Dogon country encompasses the circles of Bandiagara, Douentza, Koro and Bankass. It is famous for its cliffs (300 to 600 m in height), its trays and its plains (Plain of Séno).
Fleeing the Islamisation of the country Mandingo which they are originating, the Dogon came to take refuge in these places hostile.
They drove out the people Thélème who lived in the caves of the Cliffs (used today as a necropolis for the Dogons).
There are three categories of villages: