name comes a) from the river which flows over a large part of
its land and b) from Château de Labarde at St Cernin on which
the commune used to depend.
Situated 11km from Bergerac and 9km from Issigeac, most of its
land is chalky-clay.
To the north of
the commune there used to be a number of stone quarries which
are now exhausted. The commune is situated on two plateaux which
are separated by the Conne valley. The highest points are at
Pépinel, Testeroute and La Grangette.
The climate is generally very temperate except along the narrow
Conne valley where nights are always very cold.
The commune has a surface area of 1004 hectares and counts a
252 (official population on January 1, 2017).
Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).