Argentat-sur-Dordogne

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Argentat-sur-Dordogne
Houses along the Dordogne river in Argentat
Houses along the Dordogne river in Argentat
Location of Argentat-sur-Dordogne
Argentat-sur-Dordogne is located in France
Argentat-sur-Dordogne
Argentat-sur-Dordogne
Argentat-sur-Dordogne is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Argentat-sur-Dordogne
Argentat-sur-Dordogne
Coordinates: 45°05′38″N 1°56′20″E / 45.094°N 1.939°E / 45.094; 1.939Coordinates: 45°05′38″N 1°56′20″E / 45.094°N 1.939°E / 45.094; 1.939
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCorrèze
ArrondissementTulle
CantonArgentat, Sainte-Fortunade
IntercommunalityCC Xaintrie Val'Dordogne
Government
 • Mayor (2017-2020) Jean-Claude Leygnac
Area
1
29.57 km2 (11.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
3,084
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
19010 /19400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Argentat-sur-Dordogne is a commune in the department of Corrèze, south-central France. The municipality was established on 1 January 2017 by merger of the former communes of Argentat (the seat) and Saint-Bazile-de-la-Roche.[1]

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Located in the Massif Central, at the confluence of the Maronne with the Dordogne river, it is at the southern end of the Faille d'Argentat. To the east, the town is bordered by the Doustre, and to the west it is watered by the Souvigne..

The town of Argentat is situated on the edge of three regions, the Limousin, the Auvergne and the Quercy, on the Dordogne river after it has crossed deep gorges. Argentat is located in the western part of the Xaintrie in the small Bas-Limousin.

From this geographical situation arises the interest of the town: passage of the Dordogne on the one hand, and port for important river traffic towards Bergerac and Libourne.

Local culture and heritage[edit]

Argentat and old quay
  • La Maison du Patrimoine.
  • St. Peter's Church.
  • The convent of the Récollets, founded in the early seventeenth century.
  • The Cross of the Gabariers (bargemen).
  • The Quai Maçonné Lestourgie - 19th century quay (1844) with a nice promenade, on the right bank of the Dordogne.
  • The Clarisses Convent, 7 Rue des Clarisses.
  • L'hôtel de Turenne, la " Raymondie ", 13 Rue des Clarisses.
  • The Chapel built at the end of the 19th century, Rue des Clarisses.
  • The rue Porte-Basse.
  • The house were of General Antoine Guillaume Delmas was born and his bust (1906) by Eugène-Jean Boverie.
  • La Maison Filliol (16th century), former relay post
  • Le Manoir de Eyrial (1457).
  • Château Neuville, also known as Château Fénelon,.
  • Le Château du Bac: 18th century façade, 16th century dovecote.
  • La Chapelle-aux-Plats, a former parish merged with the commune Argentat. His castle belonged to a branch of the Pestels family.
  • The Barrage d'Argentat {dam} and the Château du Gibanel
  • Bridge over the Maronne river

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 28 June 2016 (in French)