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Building your house in Dordogne

Where to build your house in the Dordogne?

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Building your house in the Dordogne means taking advantage of all the riches of Périgord and its 4 colors (black, green, white and purple). Centered on nature and on a strong heritage (the building has witnessed the imprint of man since prehistoric times), this department is ideal for those who dream of calm, beautiful traditions, pretty villages and dynamic cities. Builders of new homes for 50 years, Maisons SIC present you all the advantages of the different territories of the Dordogne.

Why choose Maisons SIC for your construction in Dordogne

With more than 50 years of experience in house construction, Maisons SIC is a key player in the South-West, including in the Dordogne. Our local teams know perfectly the specificities of each region of Périgord and are ready to help you realize your dream of a house.

At Maisons SIC, we understand that each construction project is unique. This is why we offer personalized support at each stage of your project, from land selection to handing over the keys.

Our experts are on hand to advise you and answer all your questions, ensuring that your new home perfectly meets your expectations and your lifestyle.

Maisons SIC offers you a wide choice of more than 125 house models and five different lines. You will inevitably find the model that suits you and which will perfectly integrate with the characteristics of your land.

By working with your dedicated contact, you will participate in the creation of a unique home in your image. Whether you want a contemporary or traditional house, our team of experts offers you tailor-made solutions to make your home the perfect setting for your new life in the Dordogne.

Commitments and guarantees for a detached house project at Maisons SIC

Because building your house is not trivial, Maisons SIC provides you with all the guarantees of worry-free construction before, during and after construction.

Guarantee of service and price: We undertake to build your house in accordance with the descriptive estimate, with a firm and final price for the duration of the work.

Money Back Guarantee: In the event of cancellation due to a refusal of a building permit or loan, we reimburse the sums paid upon signing the contract.

Ten-year guarantee: For 10 years, you are protected against any disorder endangering the solidity of your construction.

Work damage insurance: Compulsory since 1979, this additional insurance to the ten-year guarantee allows necessary repairs to be carried out quickly.

Delivery time guarantee: We are committed to completing your home within the time frame stipulated in the contract, allowing you to plan your move with complete peace of mind.

Financial guarantee for completion of work: This essential warranty ensures that your home will be finished and delivered according to contract, no matter the situation.

Build a house in the Dordogne to take advantage of the 4 colors of Périgord

Périgord is the “historical” name of the Dordogne. It was at the time of the French Revolution that the department of Dordogne was created. It is built on part of the old provinces, mainly Périgord, but also Agenais, Angoumois and Limousin. The Dordogne was thus named because of the name of the main river which crosses the department. But, bearer of values ​​and traditions, the name “Périgord” has never disappeared and the department of Dordogne is often called by its old name of Périgord. 

We can also distinguish, in the heart of the Dordogne, 4 Périgords, designated by their “colors”. 

The Périgord Noir, natural region, very touristy

We also call the Périgord Noir “the Salardais” as the town of Sarlat radiates throughout the territory. If we generally think, wrongly, that its name is linked to the black truffle of Périgord, it is initially linked to the important forests of very dark holm oaks found there. 

If these landscapes are of great beauty, between the cliffs, the forests and the banks of the Dordogne and the Vézère, it is from the side of its villages that we must see the explanation of its great tourist attraction. Indeed, the Périgord Noir allows you to discover no less than 9 of the most beautiful villages in France: Roque-Gageac, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Castelnaud, Saint-Amand de Coly, Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, Belvès, Domme, Limeuil and Monpazier.

Green Périgord in the north of the department, for ever more nature

The lung of the department, to the north of the Dordogne, Périgord Vert is home to the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, but also numerous plains. There are also the urban centers of Nontron, the sub-prefecture, Ribérac and Thiviers.

Still on the natural side, it is possible to sail on the rivers of the Côle, the Isle. And for those who prefer thrills, head for the rapids and waterfalls of the Gorges de l'Auvézère. 

And the Périgord Vert also has its share of very pretty villages to visit or where to set up your new house: Brantôme, the famous “Venice of Périgord”, the medieval village of Saint-Jean-de-Côle and Excideuil and its private mansions dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Périgord Blanc, economic and administrative heart

Central territory of the Dordogne, this is where its capital is located: Périgueux. It owes its name to the white color of the limestone which was used to build many monuments such as the Saint Front Cathedral in Périgueux. 

The Périgord Blanc is a bit like a vast clearing watered by the Auvézère, the Isle, the Double and the Dronne, even if there are also forests like those of the “Double” and the “Landais”. 

Gourmets will be seduced by its Foie Gras du Périgord route. And history fans will be able to admire the Château d'Hautefort, the Château des Bories, the village of Montpon-Ménestérol, the "organ capital of Aquitaine", the priory of Merlande or the Abbey of Chancelade.

The Périgord Pourpre and its vineyards

In reference to the color of its beautiful vineyards, the Périgord Pourpre, in the south of the department, is the territory of Bergerac wines. The sub-prefecture which is located within the Périgord Pourpre contributes greatly to its dynamism.

On the nature side, we discover the forests of Landais and Bessède and the summit of Cingles de Limeuil and Trémola. It is also the country of bastides of English origin like Monpazier or Beaumont-du-Périgord, but also French with Eymet and history specialists will happily open the doors of the abbeys of Cadouin and Saint-Avit-Sénieur.

The cities of Périgord: where to build your new house? 

Where to build your house in the Dordogne?

Périgueux, 2000 years of history and strong economic dynamism for your home in the Dordogne

The Dordogne Prefecture is a City of Art and History. It has 44 buildings listed or classified as Historic Monuments, testimonies of the ancient Gallo-Roman city Vesunna as well as the medieval Renaissance city that it was also. 

But Périgueux is not at all a city focused on the past. A city teeming with shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants, it is a city where life is good. Périgourdins particularly appreciate the large markets which take place on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings, on the places de la Clautre, du Coderc, de l'Ancien Hôtel de Ville and Saint-Silain and which offer to see, taste and smell all the gastronomic riches of the region: strawberries, nuts, truffles, cabécou, foie gras, confits, duck breasts… 

Many companies are located in Périgueux and its surroundings and the economic fabric is very dynamic. From an economic point of view, agriculture, the timber industry and the agri-food industry hold a preponderant place in the Dordogne. The leading industrial establishment in terms of number of jobs is the SNCF (Périgueux maintenance center), followed by Condat (stationery), Polyrey (rubber, plastics), KSB (machine tools), Grégoire carpentry, stamp printing. In agri-food, the Dordogne is home to Martine specialties (biscuits), Fromarsac, Fromagerie des Chaumes, etc. 

Bergerac, wines and old port

Where to build your house in the Dordogne?

Another town of Art and History, Bergerac is popular for its charming architecture, with its streets running alongside half-timbered houses, arched windows and doors with a historic past and dotted with small squares. Between vineyards and small picturesque villages, Bergerac is a town where the sweetness of life cannot be hidden. 

An essential stopover for bon vivants, the Quai Cyrano, a space dedicated to the wines of Bergerac and Duras as well as tourism, allows you to discover the old port, entirely paved in the old-fashioned way. The city is all about its national hero, the great Cyrano, with, in particular, a beautiful statue located on the small Place Pélissière, surrounded by pretty atypical streets. 

Here too, gastronomy is celebrated on market days, on Wednesday and Saturday at Place Louis de la Bardonnie and around the Notre-Dame church, then on Friday at Place de la Madeleine, but also from Tuesday to Saturday, under the covered market.

Sarlat-la-Canéda, Capital of the Périgord Noir

Where to build your house in the Dordogne?

The medieval city has become a major tourist attraction in the region, as it is now known to have the highest density of historic monuments classified as the first protected area in France to have been restored thanks to the Malraux law of 1962, the City of Art and History allows you to visit the Manoir de Gisson, the Saint-Sacerdos Cathedral, the house of the boétie but above all its entire historic center which seems frozen in history. 

You can also take advantage, all year round, of many cultural or gastronomic events such as the Truffle Festival or the Goose Festival in winter, the film festival in November or the Theater Games Festival in summer. 

Nontron, your home in the Dordogne, in the heart of the Périgord Limousin regional natural park

Where to build your house in the Dordogne?

Much less known than the other sub-prefectures of the Dordogne, Nontron is nevertheless an ideal town to build your new house in the Dordogne in the greatest calm. Surrounded by nature, it is in the heart of the Périgord Limousin Regional Natural Park. Formerly quite landlocked, the capital of Périgord Vert is now easily accessible by main roads and is almost equidistant from Périgueux, Limoges and Angoulême.

On the banks of the Bandiat, the city is organized on several levels in terraces and we discover at the very top of the 13th century ramparts which dominate the whole. 

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