Gageac-et-Rouillac

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Gageac-et-Rouillac
The road into Gageac
The road into Gageac
Location of Gageac-et-Rouillac
Gageac-et-Rouillac is located in France
Gageac-et-Rouillac
Gageac-et-Rouillac
Gageac-et-Rouillac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDordogne
ArrondissementBergerac
CantonSud-Bergeracois
IntercommunalityBergeracoise
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Philippe Puyponchet
Area
1
13.99 km2 (5.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
457
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
24193 /24240
Elevation29–146 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.

Gageac-et-Rouillac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-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’. Ms Atkinson has now retired. One of the few producers who bottle and sell their wine from the Château is Chateau Lestevenie. It has won many Hachette awards and currently has a top three star rating from Hugh Johnson for its Saussignac wine. Chateau Lestevenie produces the full range of Bergerac wine - red, dry white, rosé, and dry sparkling 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
YearPop.±%
2006451—    
2007452+0.2%
2008465+2.9%
2009460−1.1%
2010442−3.9%
2011435−1.6%
2012427−1.8%
2013423−0.9%
2014415−1.9%
2015432+4.1%
2016448+3.7%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.