Founded in 1984,
the Association of Historical Research for the Preservation of
Central Dordogne Sites and Traditions
(A.R.H.R.V.S.T.) is more colloquially known as
the name of a particularly dangerous spot on the river.
The association is concerned with inventorying and preserving
the Périgord’s heritage and as such has set itself a huge task
given the Périgord’s archaeological richness which ranges from
prehistoric times to the industrial era.
Navigation on the
Dordogne River and the Lalinde Canal, the history of river
transport and local history in general constitute the
association’s main areas of research. From 1984 to 1989 “Les
Pesqueyroux” organised a series of six exhibitions with local
themes and on ‘National Heritage Day’ September 2003 the
exhibitions were started up again.
Other projects have included the maintenance or development of
local heritage sites such as the restoration of the dry dock at
Members of the association participate in many traditional – or
quite simply, local – events as well as being involved with
other associations and in local politics.
“Les Pesqueyroux” also produce prints and postcards and have
published new books and new editions of existing texts.
Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).