A bastide town founded in 1261, Villefranche du Perigord is to the south of Monpazier and set in wooded countryside above the River Lemance.
Built largely in the local honey-coloured stone, Villefranche is centred around its main square, with its market hall and church typical of the bastide town style.
Off the main square is the main street, and a couple of rather quaint (neglected?) parallel streets.
Villefranche is a quiet town, with little tourist activity, that won't itself detain you for long. It provides a good base for exploring this particularly attractive corner of the Dordogne, with its numerous small villages, woodlands and valleys.
Villefranche is also now renowned for its ceps (mushroom) market.