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A Brief History

The Saussignac church mentioned in the 11th century disappeared to be replaced in the 19th century by a Neo-Gothic edifice. As well as the château built in the 17th century in the village on the site of a former house, several others were built around Saussignac including the Château de Lenvège in the 13th century.
In 1053 we know that the village was already called Saussignac by the name of its church - Santus Martinus de Saussignac. Variations throughout the ages include ‘Salsinac’ in 1117 and Salsinhac in 1286.
Saussignac represents the name of a Gallo-Roman with ‘acum’ added too it, which is probably a derivative of ‘big’ and ‘proud, noble’.

The commune of Saussignac falls into the ‘arrondissement’ of Bergerac and the ‘canton’ of Sigoulès (administrative districts). It can be found just slightly off the Bordeaux - Bergerac axe.

It has a surface area of 897ha
(including 450ha of vines and 55ha of plum trees) and counts a population of 444 (official population on January 1, 2017).


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