Argentat sur Dordogne 19400

  • Bridge over the River Dordogne
  • Quayside with a great choice of restaurants
  • Stunning Riverside location
  • View from the bridge over the R Dordogne
  • View from the bridge over the R Dordogne
  • Another view to a 2nd bridge over the R Dordogne
  • View from the bridge over the R Dordogne

Fact File

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Postcode
19400
Population
3050
Altitude
166-441 m
SNCF
Biars sur Cère
Autoroute
A89 & A20
Airports
Brive Vallée de la Dordogne, Limoges
Market Days
Thursday mornings
Prefecture
Tulle

Information

Argentat is situated on the Dordogne River, 30 km south-east of Tulle, 30 km east by south-east of Brive-la-Gaillarde.

The Dordogne river flows through the town and the commune from north to south with the R Maronne flowing through the commune from the east and joining the Dordogne at the south-western corner of the commune. Argentat has a few places to visit such as the docks where traditional fishermen houses are still standing; there, a recreated “Courpet” (traditional boat with flat bottom) reminds the time when “Gabariers” were only sailing downstream to provide commerce towards Bergerac or Libourne.

Argentat lies close to the borders of three regions, Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées and Auvergne, although it officially lies within the Corrèze department in the Limousin region.

Sitting on the Dordogne river, it is located below some deep gorges (now used to generate electricity) with spectacular dams. This location made the town very important due to the bridges crossing the Dordogne and the important river traffic down to Bergerac and Libourne.

You can take a “Balade en gabare”  a tour on a boat, in the Dordogne gorges, the upper reaches of Argentat.

Argentat offers some food specialities such as “Millassou” made of grated potatoes, bacon, garlic and parsley......