The Périgord Pourpre
The Périgord Pourpre is the land of fortified towns and medieval towns, small villages that have kept the rustic authenticity of a past rich in history, but also the vineyards of Bergerac, heir to an old wine-growing tradition. two millennia...
The Pays de Bergerac
Famous for its vineyard and its preserved natural areas, the Bergeracois is also home to many historic sites classified as World Heritage by UNESCO: bastides, castles, picturesque villages and renowned religious buildings such as the abbeys of Cadouin and Saint-Avit-Sénieur.
The historical sites of Périgord Pourpre
Halfway between Bergerac and Périgueux, stop off at Villamblard where the ruins of the Château de Barrière (12th and 15th centuries) remain. It was here that Count Wlgrin de Taillefer was born in 1761, one of the first archaeologists of Périgord.
Further south, Issigeac is a small town which houses a 16th century church built by Armand de Gontaut-Biron, with a rare Gothic style in Périgord.
The 13th century bastide town of Beaumont du Périgord, built in 1272 by Edward I, King of England, immerses you in the heart of the Middle Ages with its imposing church-fortress and its fortified houses.
Continue your journey towards the village of Issac which is home to many mills, forges and mansions, not to mention the Château de Montréal (12th and 16th centuries). Going down, discover one of the best preserved bastides in Périgord, the bastide of Monpazier, one of the most beautiful villages in France. This fortified city founded in 1284 served to protect the road linking the Agenais to the banks of the Dordogne.
Perched on a rocky outcrop, the monumental Château de Biron, seat of one of the four baronies of Périgord, dominates the village nestled on the edge of Périgord and Agenais.