Montferrand-du-Périgord is a picturesque village nestled at the foot
of a medieval castle on the boundary of the Périgord Noir. It is
situated close to the villages of Beaumont-du-Périgord, Belvès,
Cadouin, Saint-Avit-Sénieur and Monpazier.
Beneath the 16th century market hall, in the village hall and in the
library, various entertainments including social evenings and civic
debates are offered.
The local school collective provides educational facilities for
children from the commune and those of Molière, Saint-Avit-Rivière,
The library is free and open to all. Staffed by volunteers it is open
every morning from 10a.m. - midday except on Wednesdays which is
reserved for school use ; it's closed on Sundays. The volunteers can
also give advice about visiting the region and discovering the local
Since the 18th century Montferrand-du-Périgord has a tradition of
trade and commerce which belies its population.
Today the economy is based on :-
- Tourism : there is a hotel-restaurant , several tables d'hôtes and
- Agriculture and forestry : the diverse agricultural activities
include beef-cattle breeding, production of kiwis, strawberreis and
ducks and chickens. The forestry centres mainly on sweet chestnut
- Trade and commerce : there exist a joint venture manufacturing
traditional farm porducts (notably foie gras), a caterer, four
building firms and a garden maintenance company. From Easter to
September a seasonal hotel-restaurant, tables d'hôtes and various
gîtes are in operation.
Montferrand-du-Périgord falls within the administrative district (the
"canton") of Lalinde, has a population of 170 and a surface area of
The Commune’s Coat of Arms
« Argent dexter with undulating azure band adorned with three
argent mill-rinds. Gules sinister with argent open castle.
Open-work and stonework in sable, perched on a sable mound. »