village by its number of inhabitants (
727*) and large town by the
richness of its inheritance”
Lamonzie Montastruc is located in Dordogne, approximately 12 km
from Bergerac, on the Bergerac-Périgueux road via Vergt (dep.
Located at the confluence of two rivers, the Caudeau and the
Louyre, the village of Lamonzie developed starting in the
12th century following the move of a group of monks belonging to
the abbey of Sarlat under the protection of the castle of
Whence the name Lamonzie (a group of monks) and Montastruc,
noble hideout located on a rocky outcrop (a place protected by a
lucky star: aster).
Palaeolithic and Neolithic prehistory is present throughout the
area. There are also traces of Merovingians.
Bellegarde castles, as well as the church, are classified as
The town is located in the Bergerac II canton in Dordogne. Its
proximity to Bergerac offers its inhabitants very
pleasant living conveniences, with calm, beautiful sites. It
is a member of the
Community of the Bergerac urban area
and of the Greater Bergerac
Many branches of activity exist on our more than 2066 hectare,
mostly wooded (869 ha) territory. There are some farms, a
tobacconist's shop and post office, a score of craftsmen, a
Tourist reception is ensured by farm inns, rural lodgings, B&Bs,
and a four-star camp-site.
circuits make it possible to discover our lovely patrimony.
The communally-grouped school welcomes the children of St
Sauveur and Lamonzie from nursery school to the first year of
primary school, age 6–7.
Very active associations animate local life all year long.
“All this makes it so good to live in Lamonzie Montastruc, that
you are happy to spend a moment there or to remain there forever.
Coat of Arms
Silver band and azure edge charged with nine gold bezants
(coins) posed 3, 3, 3, which are from Abzac, accompanied as a
chief by a high sword to the right of a star, and a delightful
fox at a peak, all in red.
This shield is accompanied by the motto:
1250 – He who does not want a saddle, God gives him a pack-saddle
(official population on January 1, 2017)
Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).