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Saint-Amand-de-Coly: photo description Saint-Amand-de-Coly)

Saint-Amand-de-Coly is a commune in the Dordogne Department of the Aquitaine region. Since 2007, this settlement is included in the Association the most beautiful villages of France. In the municipality there are approximately four hundred men.

The name of the village received from the monastery, which was founded by a hermit named Haman. After long wanderings he settled in the valley of the confluence of the rivers Dordogne and vézère and lived in seclusion until then, while it has not began to join the other monks. The monastery was founded in the late VI century.

Subsequently, the Abbey has changed since it was rebuilt by the monks of the Augustinian. Wishing to protect his monastery by the monks in the XII-XIII centuries it was surrounded by a stone rampart and built a Church-fortress. All these fortifications were useful in the years of a century and the religious wars, when Saint-Amand-de-Coly for several days withstood the onslaught of the Huguenots, accompanied by cannon fire. After the French revolution, the Abbey fell into disrepair.

In Dordogne there are a few communes from the list of the most beautiful villages of France. Including Beynac-et-Cazenac castle of the XII-XVI centuries and the two churches, all three attractions - historical monuments, castelnaud-La-Chapelle in which you can find several medieval Chateau, a former Bastide of Domme and Monpazier, Limay is a town on the river, La Roque-Gageac with a fortress of troglodytes and other villages.