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On the borders of the Gironde and at the gates of Périgord (25 km west of Bergerac), Sainte-Foy-La-Grande is a country house of French origin founded in 1255 by Alphonse de Poitiers, brother of Saint-Louis. It stretches along the banks of the Dordogne, a strategic position that made it a coveted stronghold for a long time.
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande presents, over its checkerboard plan, a remarkable architectural heritage: central square with arcades and half-timbered houses from the 100th and XNUMXth centuries, several of which are listed in the Inventory of Historic Monuments. On Saturday morning, it hosts a market ranked among the XNUMX most beautiful in France.

Ranking & labels

  • Listed historic sites and monuments

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English



  • Disabled facilities: yes
  • Groups accepted



  • Free tour
  • Guided tour by appointment only
  • Additional visit: Guided tours offered by the Tourist Office for groups by reservation. Self-guided tour of the Bastide for individuals and special self-guided visit for children. To discover, all year round, the Saturday morning market ranked among the 100 most beautiful in France.