Ancient land of legends...
Surveyed by the ruins of its château, the village has always
held a strategically important place by the banks of the
Situated as it is between the ‘Périgord Pourpre’ and the
‘Périgord Noir’, between bastide country and the realm of
prehistoric man, Badefols makes an ideal base from which to
explore the whole of the Périgord. However, this village where
life is good, is also undeniably a holiday destination in its
own right with many hiking trails and wealth of regional
situated on the departmental road which links Bergerac to
Sarlat, 5km from Lalinde and 11km from Le Buisson de Cadouin,
the chief town of the canton.
Badefols can be reached by train (stations at Le Buisson and
Lalinde) or plane (airports at Bergerac 25km, or Périgueux
219* inhabitants are spread between the village
itself on the banks of the Dordogne River and the hillside
hamlets of Villeneuve, Moulin Neuf, Viralet and Coudounier which
dominate the valley, some from an altitude of 200m, (the first
foothills of the Massif Central).
Fax and photocopier available for the local population (see Town Hall for
Village Hall :
capacity of 200 persons
Open Monday from 15h30 to 17h30 and saturday from 9h30 to 11h30 in the town-hall board room (books
are loaned free of charge, it is not necessary to already be a
member to borrow books).
(official population on January 1, 2017)
Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).