Monsac and the
surrounding area have been
inhabited since the very earliest settlements in the Périgord;
excavations of the commune’s plateaux have revealed - and continue
to reveal - many tools dating from the stone age period suggesting
the presence of axe-making ‘workshops’. Underground passages date
from the Gauls and burial stones from the Romanesque period.
The commune of Monsac is situated in the arrondissement of Bergerac
and the canton of Beaumont at 1°37 - 1°39 degrees longitude (west)
and between 44°45 - 44°52 latitude (north). It is bordered to the
north by the commune of Lanquais, to the east by Bayac and Beaumont,
to the south by Naussannes and Bardou and to the west by Montaut and
Faux (the river Couzeau provides a natural boundary on this side).
The commune of Monsac has a
surface area of 1073 hectares and a population of
201 (official population on January 1, 2017).
Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).