The name Saint
Front appears in the very first centuries of our era. The chapel,
which stands at the summit of a promontory over the Dordogne
river, was dedicated to this Périgord apostle who triumphed over
the dragon that so many people feared at that time. On the other
hand, the name Couze was not known until much later.
thought that it means “water course” or “river”. It is known
that, in Auvergne, some rivers that have their source in the
Mont Dores are named Couze (the Couze of Chambon, of Pavin, of
village draws its name from the river that crosses it from south
to north. At exactly this place, it is caught on a kind of a
cliff, which, in the past, was dominated by a castle with grim
memories. The RD 660 snakes its way along the bottom of the
valley. It goes from Bergerac to Cahors and forms the backbone
of our town. At the extreme north of the village, the Couze
flows into the Dordogne river and its wide valley. Our village
has an SNCF station on the Libourne-Sarlat line.
The village belongs to the
canton of Lalinde, and today, has
(official population on January 1, 2017).