Built in the 12th century on the banks of the river Cole,
the village is located at the juntion of five valleys,
between the Limousin and Perigord regions.
Allegedly, it was created as a home for monks.
An augustinian church and priory were erected between 1086 and 1099
by Raynaud de Thiviers, the bishop of Périgueux.
Conquered and fortified by the English between 1394 and 1404, then recaptured by the French,
SAINT JEAN was occupied by the protestants during the Wars of Religion.
The castle of la Marthonie was first built in the 12th century
to protect monks and villagers.
The people of Perigord are legendary for their hospitality.
SAINT JEAN DE COLE
The art of dining is an everyday experience.
To make your mouth water,
Perigord offers Truffles, Foie Gras, Ducks and Geese,
Walnuts and Chestnuts, Montbazillac and Bergerac's wines
all renowned throughout the world.
that will make your mouth water !
History, Culture, Nature, Leisure, Cuisine,
the perfect formula for hapiness in this land of woods and water!