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Douzillac Coat of Arms
Douzillac (France)
region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Périgord Central
Community association Isle Vern Salembre en Périgord
Coordinates 45 ° 5 '  N , 0 ° 25'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 5 '  N , 0 ° 25'  E
height 48-167 m
surface 17.17 km 2
Residents 795 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 46 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 24190
INSEE code
Website Douzillac

Douzillac - View of the town with Église Saint-Vincent

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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 135  m ; 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.

Population development

year 1800 1851 1901 1954 1999 2015
Residents 1,208 1,175 938 737 710 807

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 .

Web links

Commons : Douzillac  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Douzillac - Map with altitude information
  2. Douzillac / Bergerac - climate tables
  3. Douzillac - Château de Mauriac in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French)