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Coordinates: 45°16′17″N 0°28′39″E / 45.2714°N 0.4775°E / 45.2714; 0.4775Coordinates: 45°16′17″N 0°28′39″E / 45.2714°N 0.4775°E / 45.2714; 0.4775

Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Périgueux
Canton Montagrier
Intercommunality Val de Dronne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Lafaye
 • Land1 14.04 km2 (5.42 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 506
 • Population2 density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 24286 / 24350
Elevation 68–207 m (223–679 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 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.

Montagrier is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.



The Romanesque church was formerly a priory church. It contains a tenth-century inscription on a plaque, and the precincts now form a pleasant small park. Little remains of the walls which once surrounded the village. Unusually, for such a small place, Montagrier also has two chapels. Services are still held at Saint Sicaire, on the opposite end of the village from the church. There is also a tiny former chapel next to the auberge which is now used as an information centre. It is opposite the site of the castle (of which only the ruins of the stables remain). The chapel may have served the castle in the Middle Ages. During the Hundred Years War, the castle was in the possession of the Montagus, then resident in England.

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