Saturday, April 28, 2012


MONPAZIER is a commune in the Dordohne department in Aquitaine in southwest France.

The village is a member of ”The most beautiful villages of France” association.

Monpazier ia s 13th century bastide town begun in 1285, founded and built by King Edward I of England, who was also Duke of Gascony. It was home to Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard II of England for a time.


During the summer months, Monpazier hosts a number of events of interests, including a cycle race around the bastide (usually at the start of August), a Medieval day, a kermesse and several specialist markets.


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