Gageac-et-Rouillac

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Gageac-et-Rouillac
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Gageac-et-Rouillac is located in France
Gageac-et-Rouillac
Gageac-et-Rouillac
Coordinates: 44°48′01″N 0°20′44″E / 44.8003°N 0.3456°E / 44.8003; 0.3456Coordinates: 44°48′01″N 0°20′44″E / 44.8003°N 0.3456°E / 44.8003; 0.3456
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Bergerac
Canton Sigoulès
Intercommunality Coteaux de Sigoulès
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Puyponchet
Area1 13.99 km2 (5.40 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 465
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24193 / 24240
Elevation 29–146 m (95–479 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Gageac-et-Rouillac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.


A scattered village consisting of many small hamlets. Gageac is now the main village with the Mairie whilst Rouillac has the ancient Carthusian monastery, now a private house and stand on a hill with excellent views across the Dordogne valley. In Gageac two stunning chateaux create a sense of history (the one dating back to the 12th century occasionally opens its tower and grounds to the public).The village has some 20 wine producers including Patricia Atkinson who put Gageac et Rouillac on the map with her bestselling books including The Ripening Sun'; Chateau Lestevenie which has won many Hachette awards and currently has a top three star rating from Hugh Johnson (2012) for its Saussignac wine. Chateau Lestevenie produces the full range of Bergerac wine - red, dry white, rosé and the famous Saussignac. It offers tastings and vineyard tours. There are some lovely well-marked walks around Gageac et Rouillac, marked with yellow posts and longer ones that connect to adjoining villages marked in green. An informative map of the walks is on the noticeboard outside the Mairie

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 459 —    
1968 451 −1.7%
1975 356 −21.1%
1982 395 +11.0%
1990 440 +11.4%
1999 436 −0.9%
2008 465 +6.7%

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