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Cromlech (megalithic dolmen)


“Lavalade” comes from the walk (‘balade’) taken by the burghers of the bastide town of Monpazier. The Romanesque, Catholic church was built in two stages (the later building taking place in 1855). The commune boasts a cromlech (a megalithic dolmen) at ‘Peyregude’.
An interesting character lived in the village in 1900 – Dr Laville who founded the first hospital in China, at Tien-Sing.


Interior of the Church


Lavalade is situated to the south of the Dordogne in the ‘Périgord Pourpre’, in the canton of Monpazier. The village is crossed by the departmental road 660 which links Beaumont and Villefranche du Périgord. The GR36 registered hiking trail skirts the village.
The commune has a surface area of 384 hectares and a population of 96 (official population on January 1, 2017).




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