|Community association||Isle Vern Salembre en Périgord|
|surface||17.17 km 2|
|Residents||795 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||46 inhabitants / km 2|
Douzillac - View of the town with Église Saint-Vincent
Douzillac ( Occitan Dosilhac ) is a French city and a municipality (commune) with 795 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017) in the department of Dordogne in the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine . The community consists of the main town as well as some hamlets (hameaux) and individual farms (fermes) .
Location and climate
The place Douzillac in the cultural landscape of the Périgord at an altitude of about ; the hamlet of Mauriac, which belongs to the municipality, is located directly on the river Isle . The city of Périgueux is a good 31 km (driving distance) to the northeast; the city of Bergerac is a good 32 km south. The climate is temperate; Precipitation, mostly in the form of rain (approx. 835 mm / year), falls over the year.
The continuous decline in population in the 20th century is mainly due to the mechanization of agriculture and the abandonment of small farms. Since the 1990s there has been a slight population growth again.
Residents of the community lived for centuries as self by the Agriculture and Forestry (cereals, charcoal) and the wine-growing; Fruit and vegetables were grown in the hotel's own gardens. Small traders and craftsmen have settled in the village. Since the 1960s, some vacant houses have been rented out as holiday apartments ( gîtes ) .
The local church (probably originally a priory church due to its size) was built in the 12th century. In the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) they and the place were affected; however, both were rebuilt.
- The Église Saint-Vincent dates from the 12th century, as the west facade shows. In later times the church building was repeatedly repaired and enlarged. The interior is dominated by a late Gothic ribbed vault from the 16th century; Noteworthy are some stained glass windows from the 19th century.
- The old rectory (presbytère) is the largest in a wide area; it has a wide loggia terrace .
- A public fountain (fontaine) is embedded in a house wall.
- On the way to the hamlet of Mauriac is the privately owned Château des Chauveaux , built in the 18th and 19th centuries .
- The Château de Mauriac , built on older foundations in the 15th century, is hidden in a wood and is privately owned. Parts were destroyed during the French Revolution , but the overall picture was largely preserved. The ensemble, which consists of several buildings and a park, has been classified as a monument historique since 2016 .