Monpazier was founded in
during the reign of the English King, Edward I. It is
generally considered to be the model bastide among the 300 or
so in South-west France.
It’s town plan is perfectly rectangular and develops around
the village square, the Place des Cornières, which is itself
surrounded by houses built between 1200 and 1600. The
eight-centuries old bastide has managed to preserve its
original character despite the vicissitudes of time and the
Wars of Religion.
Monpazier was awarded National Heritage Site status (along
with Biron and Capdrot) which has enabled its architectural
heritage and unique town planning to be preserved. It is
situated in southern Périgord, bordering on the Agenais region,
45km from Bergerac and 45km from Sarlat.
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