was occupied by prehistoric man
who left behind traces of a Neolithic settlement dating from
the late Magdalenian period. Towards the middle of the 12th
century monks settled in the parish of Monfalco, building a
priory there and clearing the plains.
Situated in the canton of La Force, on the RD 20 departmental
road between St Foy la Grande and Mussidan, 25km from
Bergerac, Monfaucon extends over the Landais hillsides between
the valley of the Dordogne to the south and the Isle to the
north. Forest, mainly pine, covers 60% of the commune’s land
while vineyards, fields and farms share the remaining 40%.
The village is situated 102m above sea level at 44°55 latitude
and 0°15 longitude.
The commune has a surface area of 2473 hectares and counts a
310 (official population on January 1, 2017).