Theme Week Dordogne – Saint-Astier

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Saint-Astier on Isle River © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0

Saint-Astier on Isle River © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0

Saint-Astier is a small town and a French municipality with 5,500 inhabitants in the Dordogne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. The municipality consists of the main town as well as a few hamlets (hameaux) and individual farmsteads (fermes). The continued population growth of the small town is largely due to immigration from the surrounding rural areas as a result of the increasing mechanization of agriculture and the abandonment of smallholder farms.

The city of Saint-Astier lies on the west bank of the Isle in the cultural landscape of the Périgord at a height of approx. 75 m above sea level. The city of Périgueux is about 20 km (route) northwest; the small town of Ribérac is approx. 25 km southeast. The A89 autoroute from Bordeaux to Brive-la-Gaillarde runs through the municipality. The climate is temperate; Rain (approx. 860 mm/year) falls throughout the year.

Charteuse (a special kind of manor house in south-west France) de Fareyrou © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0 Château de Bruneval © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0 Château de Puyferrat © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-4.0 Château du Saint-Astier Puy © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0 Town Hall © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0 War Memorial © Cjp24/cc-by-sa-4.0 Church of Saint-Astier © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0 Saint-Astier bridge over Isle River © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0 Saint-Astier on Isle River © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Charteuse (a special kind of manor house in south-west France) de Fareyrou © Père Igor/cc-by-sa-3.0
The inhabitants of the community lived for centuries from agriculture and forestry (grain cultivation, charcoal); Fruit and vegetables were grown in the own gardens or offered on the market. The lime-rich subsoil has been the basis for a nationwide important building material industry (building lime, stucco and gypsum) since the 19th century. The city has several health and education facilities.

The verifiable history of the area goes back to the Stone Age. Gallo-Roman finds were also made; the name of the city goes back to a 6th century saint named Asterius. In 849 the place was attacked by the Normans. In the 10th and 11th centuries, the first known churches of the place were created. The place was fortified in 1219.

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