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A Brief History of the Commune
St Félix de Villadeix is an ancient proto-historic village on a site which has been occupied by man since prehistoric times - two to four millennium before the Romans settled in France.



 

Of this latter period there are relatively few traces : a road, which like all Roman roads snakes along ridges and a tumulus which in the 10th century was expanded into a mound or ‘motte’. A tumulus is clearly visible on ancient maps of the castle mound and prehistoric traces such as double-sided tools and scrapers, knives, anti-arrow armour and flint blades abound in the area.


Queyla Square

Similarly the Gallic period has left it's own vestiges. And from a more recent period, there remain small underground passages - the original " cluzeaux " or artificial caves. Depending on the time of construction these structures served as food stores, refuges or hiding places. Some are still in perfect condition today but difficult to detect from the outside. The municipality has many examples of local rural heritage such as dry stone shelters, dovecotes, wash-houses and wayside crosses.


Presbytery

Geography
St Félix de Villadeix is a small village situated to the north of the canton of Lalinde. It now belongs to the Bastides Dordogne Périgord Community of Communes (CCBDP). The countryside and farming suggests that it marks the end of the Périgord Pourpre and the beginning of the Périgord Noir.

St Félix de Villadeix is reached by the departmental road N° 32 which leaves Bergerac (18km away) and heads north-east to Sainte Alvère (11km away) or, alternatively, by the RD 21 between Bergerac and Périgueux.
La Louyre, a tributary of the Dordogne, flows through St Félix whose land is divided into woods and moors on the one hand and farmed fields on the other.

 

Demography and area

Number of inhabitants :
285 (official population on January 1, 2017).
Area : 1690 ha

 
 


The Arms quartered display 1) gules with three lions d'or 2) d'or with three natural trees eradicated 3) d'or with black plough 4) gules with golden crozier.

 
 



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