The Purple Perigord is so called because of its vineyards, its
leading source of wealth. It has controlled appellation wines,
such as Côtes de Montravel and Montravel Dry, Bergerac, and in
recent years, Montravel Red, to drink with friends and
connoisseurs, in moderation of course. On a 10,47 km ², the
inhabitants (official population on January 1, 2017).
Vélines has been equipped with a new treatment plant that allows
residents of Reaux, an important hamlet of the village, to enjoy
the benefits of collective sanitation. The hamlet’s industrial
park, defined as such in the finally completed town planning, is
obviously connected to the network. This is a plus for
prospective purchasers of land parcels. The direction desired by
the municipality leads naturally to the development of this
As the headquarters of the
Montravel et Gurson Community of Communes, Vélines offers a multitude of services:
post office, police, Intercommunal Centre for Social Action,
Departmental Public Security Management (DDSP), Centre for
Infant Mental Health, school and middle school groups, daycare
and library. The Recreation Centre, built by the Community of
Communes and soon to be operational, will let children from
three to 12 years benefit from an ideal environment.
Its 12th century Romanesque church and, more recently, its
altarpiece, are included in the inventory of historic monuments.
With forty associations, community life is highly developed.
Aside from the flagship events such as the Hill Race and July 14
Fair, many sports have developed with neighbouring districts.
Thanks to volunteers, football, rugby, gym, and hiking, among
other things, satisfy those people who are hardest to please.
A detour to Vélines is a pleasant conclusion to your stay in the