Collegiate church of Le Dorat
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Philippe Jardel|
|• Land1||23.77 km2 (9.18 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||85/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||87059 / 87210|
|Elevation||177–271 m (581–889 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.
The river Brame forms part of the commune's northwestern border.
Le Dorat is an ancient town, with fine examples of Romanesque architecture, especially the 11th Century Collegiate of Saint-Pierre.
There is plenty to do all year round with horse racing events in June, July and August; a national horse show in September; sound and light show; craft days; Christmas market as well as concerts, tennis, cinema, fishing, sailing and windsurfing.
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