On the right
bank of the Dordogne River, SAINT-SEURIN-DE-PRATS was
always an obligatory crossing point because of the bridge that
connects the Velines area to the Entre-Deux-Mers region.
The remains of the old quays and tow path indicate the
Dordogne’s navigable and commercial past. Barges drawn by horses
or cattle went up the river carrying barrels of an
attest to a particularly rich architectural past:
- The Château of PITRAY, from the 18th century, fiefdom of the
- the Château of MONTVERT, from the time of Louis XIV, which has
a remarkable pigeon-house on columns;
- the Château of PRATS, from the 18th century, the most
successful, set in a large, pretty park along the edge of the
river, with a monumental neo-Greek perron, has stables that are
even older, with MANSART roofs.
Away from the
town, the parish church with a bell-tower wall was built
Between CASTILLON and SAINTE FOY LA GRANDE, this
traditionally agricultural commune of
* inhabitants and 556
hectares, with fertile alluvial deposits, has thriving corn
fields, plant nurseries, fruit trees, and of course, grape vines
with “Bergerac” and “Montravel” AOC wine.
ST SEURIN, grouping the hamlets of PRATS, the GRANGES, the PORT
OF PESSAC and the AUVERGNATS, is oriented towards tourism with
the "The Beach". (“La Plage”) campsite-restaurant.
Multiple activities are available: fishing, canoeing, kayaking,
Active associations animate local life throughout the year.
(official population on January 1, 2017)
Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).