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Mauzac and Grand-Castang was “born” on January 1, 1973 by combining the former communes of “Mauzac and Saint-Meyme de Rozens” in the valley and “Grand-Castang” on the hillside. This new commune is located on the right bank of the Dordogne River at the foot of the meanders (the pronounced curves of the river) that form the Cingles (curves) of Trémolat and Limeuil.


It is 25 kilometres from Bergerac, 45 kilometres from Périgueux, and 35 kilometres from Sarlat. The commune is typical of the country landscape enclosed by the Dordogne and Vézère valleys, of which it is one of the gateways.
Mauzac and Grand-Castang has an area of 1500 hectares and counts 906 inhabitants
(official population on January 1, 2017).
The communes of Mauzac and Saint-Meyme de Rozens and of Grand Castang were merged by association by an order of the prefect, effective January 1st 1973.
Grand Castang: the name of this parish is first found in 1365 as Grandis Castanea. Justice is in the hands of the count of Auvergne (exchanger of Beaumont). The parish patron saint was Saint-Cloud.
Saint Mayme de Rauzan: in 1382, the former parish church Saint Maximus de Rosano (of which there are a few remains) was a priory dependent on Fongauffier.
Millac: former jurisdiction of a feudal lord had its church Ecclesia de Milhaco, 1471.
Mauzac: the new church was consecrated on November 23, 1866. The patron saint is Saint Roch, whose symbol is a dog.
The coat of arms of the Mauzac and Grand Castang commune, shown above, evokes the three former parishes of which it is composed: Grand Castang by a chestnut tree with 12 fruits (symbol of generosity), Rozan by a church, and Mauzac by a small boat on a river, which provides the design for this coat of arms.

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