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Bastide de Monpazier

"An exceptional site in the heart of Périgord".

Welcome to Monpazier

There are over 300 bastides in southwest France today, MONPAZIER will immerse you better than any other in the atmosphere of these new towns of the Middle Ages! Strolling through the streets, exploring the carreyrous and admiring the Place des Cornières will give you a glimpse of the uniqueness and exemplary nature of this bastide town, a masterpiece of architecture and urban planning, for which Monpazier was regularly considered by great architects such as Viollet le Duc and le Corbusier as the ideal model for bastide towns. The richness of this built heritage has led to the introduction of major protection measures: Historical monuments, remarkable heritage sites.
The presence of Monpazier as a member of the Remarkable Sites and Towns of France, its ranking among the Most Beautiful Villages in Francethe Villages in BloomMonpazier boasts an exceptional economic fabric for a town of just 452 inhabitants, with over 70 retailers, craftsmen and artisans on hand to welcome you every day of the year.

  • Bastide des métiers d'Art : Monpazier has become the Cité des métiers d'art.
    More than 22 artists and craftspeople are based at Monpazier. Their workshops, open to the public (for the most part all year round), are an opportunity to discover a different kind of art and to meet creators who exercise their talent with passion.
  • Festive and cultural Bastide : Numerous events throughout the year punctuate the life of this Most Beautiful Village in France: medieval events, book fairs, concerts, theater ...
  • Bastide gourmande : All local Périgord products (foie-gras, duck breast, confits, wines ...) are available at Monpazier, to buy or consume on the spot :
    - in the town's many shops and restaurants,
    - at the weekly market every Thursday morning,
    - at the cep market under the covered market hall on Place des Cornières (open daily during the growing season),
    - during the Truffle Market (in winter).
  • Bastide Nature : The natural spaces surrounding Monpazier (its forests, with over 200kms of signposted hiking trails) make for great walks in magnificent surroundings.


The Bastideum is a cultural and entertaining space for all publics, at reduced prices, that invites you to discover the history and life of the bastides through the example of Monpazier, in a modern, interactive and entertaining way!
Start your tour in the former Récollets convent, where you'll find archive documents, interviews, 3D reconstructions and a virtual overview of the Bastide on a large screen. Plunge into the heart of the Middle Ages with a host of ancient games, a medieval garden and other activities.
Then take to the streets, equipped with your smartphone or digital tablet, for an "à la carte" discovery of remarkable buildings, complete with explanations, augmented reality and ... a quiz! An unforgettable moment!


24 rue Notre Dame
24 540 Monpazier
Tel: 05 53 22 60 38
Fax: 05 53 22 46 51
Opening hours :
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday: 8am - 12pm

Photo credits: Pays des bastides et Cités médiévales


Easter special

Egg hunt April 14 and 21

Egg hunt April 14 and 21

Visit BastideumMonpazier, is organizing two egg hunts on Sundays, April 14 and 21, 2024, from 2pm to 3pm. Find the eggs and go home with chocolates!



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