Issigeac (French: [i.si.ʒak]) is a small medieval village that dates back to Roman times, located in the Périgord and is approximately 20 km (12 mi) southwest of Bergerac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is a commune of the Dordogne department.
The church in Issigeac
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Claude Castagner|
|9.50 km2 (3.67 sq mi)|
|• Density||80/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||94–166 m (308–545 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
A village with roots in antiquity, today it is a quaint village with timbered houses circling the church and Bishop's Palace (17th century). The village is circular in plan with most buildings of medieval half-timbered style (most are original) and still retains much of its 13th-century walls. In 1438 it was pillaged by Rodrigo de Villandrando.
Throughout the year the village hosts a number of festivals and events and has a thriving market on Sunday mornings, where many gastronomic delights are available as well as an exceptional selection of local wines, meats, fruit and vegetables brought directly to the market by their producers.
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