The town of
Bayac is located in the canton of Beaumont du Périgord
in Dordogne. It is served by the departmental route D660. It
has a dense forest of poplars, chestnuts and oak trees.
The name in Occitan is Baiac, which means “The Domaine of
Baius” (or Badius), a Gallo-Roman person’s name.
The village is known for its prehistoric site “La Gravette”.
(-27 000 -20 000 BC), the excavations have brought to light a
particular type of equipment.
There is also a fortified castle, built in the 11th century,
and a church with a wall-belfry.
(official population on January 1, 2017)
Surface area: 1023 hectares