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Nastringues is a thousand-year-old town, which was successively called Mararengas, Nastringensis in the 13th century, Vacarengas in the 14th century, then Nastringues.

The small Romance church remains from medieval times.
It was built at the end of the 12th century, was defaced many times, then renovated during the 100 Years War, the Wars of Religion and the Revolution, a time in which the priest had to exile himself in Spain for ten years. The latest work, recently done, entirely renovated it, highlighting its Romance architecture. You can appreciate the proportions, the nave, the porch, the bell wall, and the interior fittings: the ancient alter in sculpted polychrome wood, the 17th century statue of the Virgin and Child, Joseph Mignolet’s Way of the Cross (1977), stained glass windows by master glass artist Michel Caron (1587).

     
   
     
 

The town of Nastringues, grouped around the church, has lovely old dwellings and the remains of Montaigne’s brother’s residence.

The patron saint’s festival is the Saint-Jean. It is commemorated the last Sunday in June by the “Friendship Festival”, which brings together all the inhabitants and their friends around a bountiful and joyous country feast, lasting all day until the traditional Saint John’s fire at nightfall.

Today the village counts 107 inhabitants (official population on January 1, 2017).

Nastringues is essentially a wine-producing commune, which produces “Haut-Montravel”.


Nastringues is a member of the 
Montaigne, Montravel et Gurson Community of Communes and of the Greater Bergerac Area.

The town's name in Occitan is Nastrengas.





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