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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, and Saint-Avit-Sénieur.
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 heritage.
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 various gîtes.
- 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 production.
- 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 1310 hectares.
Website : www.montferrand-du-Perigord.fr

 


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. »
 

 


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