Pontours is a
pretty village situated several kilometres from Lalinde on the
Dordogne River’s left bank. The
214* inhabitants based in the village itself and two outlying,
hillside hamlets, Couleyrie and La Mothe.
Pontours is twinned, for historical reasons, with Daubensaud
in Alsace and every five or six years Périgord-Alsace
exchanges take place involving two or three days of events,
visits and meals with old friends.
reached extremely easily as it is crossed by the departmental 29
road which links Bergerac and Sarlat. In fact, it is almost too
easily reached as the pretty village is speedily crossed by
people on their way elsewhere. What a shame that they do not
stop to admire the market hall, the small 12th-century church or
the swans on the river, what a shame that, although maybe
wanting to eat, they pass through too quickly to notice the
small picnic area created specially for them between the waters
of the Dordogne and the old stone walls of Pontours.
Fax and photocopier
available for inhabitants of Pontours (see Town Hall for
The village hall,
an attractive barn renovated by
the commune ten or so years ago, has a capacity of up to 150
people and a kitchen area. It can be hired by members of the
commune for 77€ and by others for 229€ (see Town Hall for
: rubbish containers for black and yellow bin bags are situated
at Brousserand, La Mothe, Pontours crossroads, at the bus stop,
at Couleyrie, Sadoul, Cayrefour, Paty, the church, at
Beauchamps’ and at Vileneuve. For further information contact
Bastides Forêt Bessède SYGED
(official population on January 1, 2017)
Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).