The town of
Issigeac is located in the Issigeac district in
It is a member of the Greater Bergerac Area.
770* inhabitants on a surface area of 916 hectares.
Issigeac is a charming, remarkably
well-preserved medieval village. The
sixteenth-century church stands opposite the
seventeenth-century Bishop’s Palace. The
was built by Armand de Gontaut Biron, Bishop
of Sarlat and Seigneur of Issigeac (1498
-1519) on the site of a Romanesque priory.
St Félicien’s Church suffered during the
Wars of Religion but lived through more
glorious times when the bishops of Sarlat
built their residence at Issigeac and
embellished the church - several of its
statues date from this era (seventeenth
The town’s name in Occitan is Sijac: The property of Iccidius
(or Uxedius), a Gallo-Roman person’s name.