Services and Amenities
The communal road network has three main axes :
• The CD 37 which crosses the commune from east to west and
around which much of the village has grown up.
• Running parallel to the CD 37 is the Château de Pile road
which serves the hamlet of Migay and links up with the
• The Coustinet road heads out of the village, up the hill
• During the thirty years or so the road which made most used
for getting to and from the village is not, in fact, the CD 37
but the Route des Gilets. The Gilets bridge (a former
Eiffel-style one-track railway bridge) served links the
communal road network to the CD 660 (the Lalinde road).
thursday 26 february 2004, the opening
of the first section of the extended ‘Route Nationale’ RN 21
linking the Roumanières and Creysse roundabouts is improving traffic circulation in with, in particular a new
interchange and roundabout at ‘Les Gilets’. The new bridge over
the Dordogne River is, equally, making conditions easier for
drivers heading east to Lalinde and north to Périgueux.
This special situation, off the main highways, made it possible
for Cours-de-Pile to keep its rural character and assure a
certain peacefulness for its inhabitants.
The drainage and sanitation network of the commune, which
currently extends as far as the hamlet of Bazet, is connected to
the communal water purification station of the main urban
sectors. It is in the west sector that the grounds urbanisables
are most numerous. The part east of the commune is reserved for
agriculture and natural spaces.
Gas is piped along the Bergerac road meaning that residents have
access to a competitively priced energy source.
Local town planning regulations (PLU) were approved in March
2000 ensuring proper management of the open countryside.(modified
→ Artisans, Shops
and Services (cf : ‘Activities’ rubric)
Thirty small, local
business include general building, carpentry, plumbing and
electricity as well as garages and IT specialists.
Commercial outlets include a bakery-pastry shop, two
hairdressing salons, a bar-newsagents and a post office.
Services in the commune include a medical surgery.
Schools and Administrative Facilities
Next to the Town Hall are two schools :
• An infant school with 2 classes.
• A grouped school structure (RPI) with 5 primary school
The building which houses the primary school is also home to a
commune-owned canteen and modern kitchens.
A paying out-of-school hours nursery is
available for pupils on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
from 7h30 to 9h00 and 16h30 to 1830.
Sports and Cultural Facilities
Inaugurated on 10 October 2011, the Media Centre is open for
exhibitions and conferences. It is home to the municipal library
which offers a continually renewed selection of books thanks to
a loan agreement with the Departmental Library.
Friday : 3pm-7pm
There is a local football stadium and a ‘boules’
A entirely renovated village hall is available for hire by
individuals or associations.
The ‘Maison des Associations’, inaugurated on 3rd October 2003
in the old presbytery, has meeting rooms for the various
associations of the commune on each of its three floors.