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Beaumont-du-Perigord (in Occitan Belmont Perigord) is a French commune, located in the department of Dordogne and the Aquitaine region, in south-western France.

The town of Beaumont-du-Perigord is located in the south of the Dordogne. The area is composed of many steep hills, whence the name Beaumont (meaning a good climb). The town's central square and the church are sited on the topmost of these hills.

It was founded as an English bastide in 1272 on behalf of Edward I, King of England, by Luc de Thaney, Seneschal of Guyenne. It is built in the form of an H, as in Henry. From either side of the central square run two streets (rue Foussal and rue Romieu) forming the two arms of the "H". This central square is surrounded by arcades called "angles" under which shops are set. Next to the square is the great fortified church of Saint-Laurent and Saint-Front, whose size appears somewhat excessive in relation to that of the city. The town still has remnants of its fortified walls and a medieval gateway recently restored – La Porte Luzier.

(Source: French Wikipedea)

A potted history of the town in French can be read by clicking here.

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