Baneuil is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France. Communes of the Dordogne department Château de Baneuil INSEE
Dordogne is a department in Southwestern France, with its prefecture in Périgueux. The department is located in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees and is named after the river Dordogne that runs through it, it corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord. It had a population of 416,909 in 2013; the county of Périgord dates back to. It was home to four tribes; the name for "four tribes" in the Gaulish language was "Petrocore". The area became known as the county of Le Périgord and its inhabitants became known as the Périgordins. There are four Périgords in the Dordogne; the "Périgord Vert", with its main town of Nontron, consists of verdant valleys in a region crossed by many rivers and streams. The "Périgord Blanc", situated around the department's capital of Périgueux, is a region of limestone plateaux, wide valleys, meadows; the "Périgord Pourpre" with its capital of Bergerac, is a wine region. The "Périgord Noir" surrounding the administrative center of Sarlat, overlooks the valleys of the Vézère and the Dordogne, where the woods of oak and pine give it its name.
The Petrocores took part in the resistance against Rome. Concentrated in a few major sites are the vestiges of the Gallo-Roman period-–the gigantic ruined tower and arenas in Périgueux, the Périgord museum's archaeological collections, villa remains in Montcaret, the Roman tower of La Rigale Castle in Villetoureix; the earliest cluzeaux can be found throughout the Dordogne. These subterranean refuges and lookout huts were large enough to shelter entire local populations. According to Julius Caesar, the Gauls took refuge in these caves during the resistance. After Guienne province was transferred to the English Crown under the Plantagenets following the remarriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1152, Périgord passed by right to English suzerainty. Being situated at the boundaries of influence of the monarchies of France and England, it oscillated between the two dynasties for more than three hundred years of struggle until the end of the Hundred Years' War in 1453; the county had been torn apart and, as a consequence, that modeled its physiognomy.
During the calmer periods of the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the Castillon plain on the banks of the Dordogne saw a development in urban architecture. The finest Gothic and Renaissance residences were built in Périgueux and Sarlat. In the countryside, the nobility erected the majority of the more than 1200 chateaux and country houses. In the second half of the 16th century, the terrors of war again visited the area, as the attacks and fires of the Wars of Religion reached a rare degree of violence in Périgord. At the time, Bergerac was one of the most powerful Huguenot strongholds, along with La Rochelle. Following these wars, Périgord, fief of Henry of Navarre, was to return to the Crown for good and would continue to suffer from the sudden political changes of the French nation, from the Revolution to the tragic hours of the Resistance. We encounter the memory of the region's most important literary figures: Arnaut Daniel, Bertran de Born, Michel de Montaigne, Étienne de La Boétie, Brantôme, Maine de Biran, Eugene Le Roy, André Maurois.
A number of ruins have retained the memory of the tragedies. Several of the castles and châteaux are open to visitors. In addition to its castles, churches and cave fortresses, the Périgord region has preserved since centuries past a number of villages that still have their market halls, bories, churches and castles. Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, Saint-Jean-de-Côle, La Roque-Gageac, many others contain important and visually interesting architectural examples; the old quarters of Périgueux or Bergerac have been developed into pedestrian areas. A number of small towns, such as Brantôme, Issigeac and Mareuil, have withstood the changes of modern times. A special mention should be made in this respect to its Black Périgord area. Dordogne is one of the original 83 departments created on 4 March 1790 during the French Revolution, it was created from the former province of the county of Périgord. Its borders continued to change over subsequent decades. In 1793 the communes of Boisseuilh, Coubjours, Génis, Saint-Cyr-les-Champagnes, Saint-Mesmin, Savignac, Saint-Trié and Teillots were transferred from Corrèze to Dordogne.
In 1794 Dordogne ceded Cavarc to Lot-et-Garonne. In 1794, Dordogne gained Parcoul from Charente-Inférieure. Following the restoration, in 1819, the commune of Bonrepos was suppressed and merged with the adjacent commune of Souillac in Lot. In 1870, shortly after France fought against Prussia in a war that the enemy was winning, a young aristocrat called Alain de Monéys was savagely tortured and burned by a crowd of between 300 and 800 people for two hours on 16 August in a public square in the village of Hautefaye in the north-west of the department. Details of the incident remain unclear: the leading participants appear to have been drunk, before the introduction of mass education most of the witnesses would have been unable to write down
Beynac-et-Cazenac is a village located in the Dordogne department in southwestern France. The medieval Château de Beynac is located in the commune; the village is classified as one of beaux villages de France. The commune lies on the banks of the Dordogne River 10 km southwest of Sarlat-la-Canéda; the first mention of Beynac dates to 1115 when Maynard de Beynac made a gift to the sisters at Fontevrault Abbey. Simon de Montfort seized the château at the end of the 12th century, but the people of Beynac recovered their château thanks to the intervention of Philippe Auguste in 1217; the château stayed in possession of the family de Beynac until 1753 when the de Beynac family became extinct in male line with Pierre last marquis of Beynac who married in 1727 Anne-Marie Boucher and had two daughters: Julie de Beynac married to the marquis de Castelnau and Claude-Marie de Beynac married in 1761 to Christophe Marie de Beaumont du Repaire. The family de Beaumont du Repaire added "Beynac" to its name and took the courtesy title of "marquis de Beaumont-Beynac" One of the descendants sold the château in 1961.
In 1827, the communes of Beynac and Cazenac were merged under the current name. Communes of the Dordogne département INSEE Beynac-et-Cazenac website, in English Beynac-et-Cazenac on the site of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, in English
Beauregard-et-Bassac is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France. Communes of the Dordogne department INSEE
Augignac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Augignac is located between Nontron and Piégut-Pluviers in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional de Périgord-Limousin Communes of the Dordogne department INSEE Augignac on the Quid site Augignac on the map of France
Badefols-sur-Dordogne is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France. The commune is situated on the Dordogne River; as its name suggests, the town is set on the edge of the Dordogne, on the left bank, downstream from the dam Mauzac. The name of the town is of Occitan origin, it could come from badar and mad, or bada foolish, whose nicknames were dressed the villageois The second part of the name refers to the Dordogne, on the left bank of which stood the Village. In Gallo-Roman times, a port was established on the Dordogne; the construction of the Castle of Badefols is before century the 10th century. The first known written records of the town date back to the 13th century in the forms Badafol and Badefol1; the town was named in 1864 Badefols. In 1952 it changes official name. By 1790 the town of Badefols-sur-Dordogne is attached to the canton of Cadouin Belvès which depends on the district until 1795, the date of abolition of the districts. In 1801, the township is attached to the district of Bergerac.
In 1952, the commune of Badefols-de-Cadouin was renamed Badefols-sur-Dordogne. It changed its name in 1974; as part of the 2014 reform defined by the decree of 21 February 2014, township disappears in the departmental elections in March 2015. The town is attached to the canton of Lalinde dependent on the district of Bergerac. In early 2002, Badefols-sur-Dordogne from its inception integrates the Cadouin Community of Communes; the latter is dissolved at 31 December 2012 and replaced on 1 January 2013 by the community of communes of the Country houses Dordogne-Périgord. In 2013, Badefols-sur-Dordogne were 220v people. From the twenty-first century, common census of less than 10 000 inhabitants are held every five years. Since 2006, the other dates correspond to legal estimates. Communes of the Dordogne department INSEE Badefols-sur-Dordogne on the Quid site Badefols-sur-Dordogne on the map of France
Abjat-sur-Bandiat is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. The commune was known as Abjat until 1975; every year, since 1991, the French conkers championship is held in the village. Communes of the Dordogne département INSEE on the Quid site