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Villamblard has more than 2000 years of history, as witnessed by place names such as “Peyrelevade” or “Peyrebise”. They show human occupation since Prehistory. Remains of Roman tiles and pottery found not far from the village are signs of a Gallo-Roman settlement. Amblard is a first name of Germanic origin, which was in style during the Roman era. Up until the end of the 18th century, Villamblard was an important town, the main half-way stop on the route from Bergerac to Perigueux.
 

     
   

Note the important remains of the Barriere Chateau (from the 12th to 14th century), which stand at one end of the town . Wigrin de Taillefer, who had a passion for history, was born here in 1761. Here, he set up his “antiques consultancy”. He was one of the region’s first archaeologists and dedicated his life to protecting the heritage and restoring the honour of a Perigord too often forgotten by historians. In 1824 he printed “the antiques of Vésone”, a study of the Roman city of Perigueux, whose safeguard he allowed.

     

 

Located in the centre of Perigord, halfway between Bergerac and Perigueux, Villamblard is the county town of a canton that groups 17 communes. It’s surface area is 2043 hectares, and it has 879 inhabitants (official population on January 1, 2017).
You can let yourself be captivated by the gentleness of the rolling countryside, by the winding roads and paths edged with chestnut and pine forests. It is common, at the bend in the path, to discover a manor, a country house, or a discreet chateau hidden in a nest of greenery
 

     



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