‘Montazeau’ originally belonged to a person, Montazeaux. The
granddaughter of the famous French philosopher, Michel Eyquem
de Montaigne (1533-1592), lived in Montazeau Château. The church,
which underwent substantial alterations in the last century,
has nonetheless retained
Romanesque and Gothic parts.
situated in the canton of Vélines, 12km north-west of St Foy La
Grande, 16km south of Montpon, 15km from the motorway, 30km west
of Bergerac and 60km from Bordeaux (on the departmental D11 road
which links the D936 to the national N89 - the road which joins
the valleys of the Dordogne and the Isle.)
Montazeau, 5km from Vélines, is bordered by two rivers which
meander through rustic countryside: the Lidoire to the
north-east and the Estrop to the south-west.
The commune has a
surface area of 1378 hectares,
and counts a population of
312 (official population on January 1, 2017).
Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).