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Bosset is a small village in the heart of the Landais region with a population of 208* and a surface area of 1451 hectares. The Lidoire, a tributary of the Dordogne River, has its source at Bosset.

Historically speaking, the name of the parish appears in a 13th century terrier for the first time written as ‘Borses’. It was only during the trial of Pierre Mortier that the Latin version, ‘Bos Siccus’ - from which the current name is derived - first appears. In 1744 appears the rather odd form ‘Bossuet’.


Up until the First World War, a large animal fair took place on the first of February, March, April, May and September. Cows - Limousine and Garonnaise, known as the ‘Blondes d’Aquitaine’- from the Dronne and Isle valleys were sold in the school playground. Piglets were traded on the Lunas road, sheep on the square next to today’s grocery store and, meanwhile, charlatans and profiteers lined up by the cemetery wall.
There was regularly a tombola whose owner cried out in Patois « Fay vira piti - fay vira -gagnora uno bolo » (“Turn it little one, turn it and you’ll win a bowl”).

Bosset is a member of the Community of the Bergerac urban area and of the Greater Bergerac Area

The town's name in Occitan is Bòsc sec.

  * (official population on January 1, 2017)

Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).