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The commune of Prigonrieux can be found on the right bank of the Dordogne River, downstream from Bergerac. The fertile soil of the wide Dordogne valley has made of it a wealthy, expanding commune; in 1953 it had a population of 1382 while today’s population numbers 4243 (official population on January 1, 2017).

The name ‘Prigonrieux’ appears for the first time in a 12th century chartulary of St Mary de Sainte as Prionru. Later, in 1382,
we come across Profundo rivo.

     
 

The blue represents the water of the Dordogne River, and also the name of the commune, which signifies “deep stream”. Evoking the gabarre (flat-bottom boat or barge) on the Dordogne River conveys the strong tourist appeal that Prigonrieux has, via its river strolls.
The green reflects Prigonrieux’ protected environment, and more generally, that of the Dordogne Valley. Prigonrieux is also a town in the country, which enjoys nature’s favour.
The Dordogne Valley is evoked on the logo by a “v” transcribed with two white branches. At the bottom of the valley runs the stream. The curve of these branches symbolizes the fertility of the commune’s soil.
The brown evokes the wooded hillsides of Peymilou and symbolizes the quality of Bergerac area’s wines.



 

 

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