MONPAZIER is a commune in the Dordohne department in Aquitaine in southwest France.
The village is a member of ”The most beautiful villages of France” association.
Monpazier ia s 13th century bastide town begun in 1285, founded and built by King Edward I of England, who was also Duke of Gascony. It was home to Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard II of England for a time.
During the summer months, Monpazier hosts a number of events of interests, including a cycle race around the bastide (usually at the start of August), a Medieval day, a kermesse and several specialist markets.