Beaumontois en Périgord

The Bastide of Beaumont, founded in 1272, has undergone significant transformation down through the centuries. It has preserved a myriad of outstanding heritage treasures that will take you back in time to the Middle Ages.

Discover its imposing fortress-churchLuzier’s Gateway, a listed Historical Monument, and enjoy a leisurely stroll along its alleyways…

A host of easily-accessible, marked nature trails, covering around 100 km, are an invitation to roam the surrounding countryside on foot or on horseback.

Enjoy the year-round festive atmosphere and take part in the events organized by many of the local associations.

St-Laurent / St-Front church

This fortified church, built at the end of the 13th century in English Gothic-style, comprises a flat chevet. It has two defensive towers, including one which is actually a 30-metre dungeon complete with machicolation.

The main doorway is an exceptional example of representations: 24 juxtaposed elements symbolizing the four evangelists, scenes from daily life, fantastic beasts...
 

The inside of this church is monumental, 10 columns support the nave. A primitive water well, located at the entrance, provided a supply of drinking water in times of siege. Traces of wall paintings depict Saint James and Christ in Majesty.
 

A small tribute to the neighbouring village of Lalinde, one of the paintings is a reproduction of the tapestry representing Saint Front, patron of the parish, slaying le Coulobre (dragon) of Lalinde.

St-Laurent / St-Front church
St-Laurent / St-Front church
Luzier’s Gateway
Luzier’s Gateway

Luzier’s Gateway

It was built at the same time as the original bastide. Two rows of vertical hinges support the double-doors; a heavy wooden crossbar is used to keep the gateway closed. The portcullis slides through the lateral slots. The gateway was originally flanked by a square tower which provided defence. The bastide comprised sixteen gateways.
 

A double rampart reinforced the town’s defensive system. It is still visible today around the Luzier’s Gateway

Stacked house

A stone’s throw from Beaumont, you can discover the stacked house located in Sainte-Sabine Born.

Some of these houses are listed Historical Monuments. This timber-constructed house, a real architectural curiosity, is rectangular-shaped and comprises a chimney. The facade has very few windows. Although the origins of this type of construction cannot be proved, we believe they date back to the 16th or 17th century.

Stacked house - Ste Sabine de Born
Stacked house - Ste Sabine de Born
Stacked house - Ste Sabine de Born
Stacked house - Ste Sabine de Born
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arcade couvert place centrale bastide arc ogive moyen age
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Rempart beaumont du périgord bastide fortifiée sud ouest moyen age
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Felibrée fête traditionnelle danse beaumont 2009 animation musique patrimoine culturel