Presentation of Loubès-Bernac

The municipality of Loubès-Bernac is located north of the community of the communes, bordering the departments of the Dordogne and Gironde. It is inhabited by 415 “Loubésiennes” and “Loubésiens” on a surface of 1931 hectares.

The Loubès site has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Its territory is rich in legacy: cremation mound, Gallic sheave wheel, coins, potteries, public washing place, fountain. Flint axes dating from the Neolithic were found near the hamlet of Bournizeaux in the fifties. Sarcophagi of the Merovingian period have also been discovered there.

The village of Loubès, originally a Gallo-Roman villa, would have been called Luperciacum, named after a Roman figure. The Latin word lupus, the wolf, could also be the origin, like the expression “Lou Bési”, I see it in Occitan, because of its elevated position (169m).

The present commune of Loubès counted four old parishes: Saint-André de Théobon, near which would have been a city of the name of Rohan, Saint-Pierre de Loubès, Saint-Martin de Montaillac, and Notre Dame d’Uffer.

The parish of Bernac became a “commune” in 1790, then merged with the commune of Loubès in 1827. On the facade of the belfry-wall of the church “Notre-Dame” of Bernac, one can admire a coat of arms which could belong to the Ségur’s family, lords of Théobon. In addition to its four churches, the heritage of Loubès-Bernac counts the castle of Théobon, residence of the lords of Mayrac, Ségur and Talleyrand-Périgord, the ancient public wash place of the village whose source is known for its virtues since the Gallo-Romans.

Loubès-Bernac is a farming commune, more than half of the area is devoted to cereals and livestock. Vines and plums cover nearly 300 hectares and the rest is composed of woods, forests and heaths. The tourist activity flourishes around the local production, wines, prunes, and lodging like “gites”, “Tables d’hôtes”, “Chambres d’hôtes” and secondary residences.

Handicrafts and trade are well represented on the town, with a multi-service business, a restaurant-caterer, a caterer, a hairdresser, a beautician, a carpenter, a local civil engineering company. The kindergarden that is part of an Intercommunal Pedagogical Regroupement with Soumensac and Saint Jean de Duras, a nursery assistant who practices in a communal area, the post office, the medical office regrouping two nurses, an osteopath, a psychotherapist, a psychologist, and a doctor’s permanence offer a wide range of services to the population. There is also in the commune a relaxologist and a psychotherapist.

Loubès-Bernac also has six hiking trails listed by the Departmental Committee of Tourism that attract nature lovers and a heritage full of history.

Local activities are provided by the Festival Committee, the Hunting Society, the Rural Elders Club, the “Évasion” Association and the Parents’ Association. They allow everyone to share moments of conviviality or culture.

Due to its location, climate, and varied landscapes, Loubès-Bernac is a town where life is good and the charm has attracted new residents of various nationalities who have found a good quality of life.