Duras, Lot-et-Garonne
Duras is a commune
Communes of France
The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany...

 in the Lot-et-Garonne
Lot-et-Garonne is a department in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers.-History:Lot-et-Garonne is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790...

 department in south-western France
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The town is traversed by the Dropt
The Dropt is a river in Aquitaine, France. It is a right tributary to the Garonne.- Geography :The source of the Dropt is located near Capdrot in the Dordogne. The drainage basin covers the area between the valleys of the Lot River and the Dordogne River....


Notable people

  • David Hume of Godscroft
    David Hume of Godscroft
    David Hume was a Scottish historian and political theorist, poet and controversialist, a major intellectual figure in Jacobean Scotland. He also spent a decade as pastor of a Protestant congregation in France.-Life:...

     (1558-1629), Scottish historian and philosopher, was the pastor in Duras 1604-1614.
  • The writer Marguerite Donnadieu (1914–1996) took the pseudonym
    A pseudonym is a name that a person assumes for a particular purpose and that differs from his or her original orthonym...

     "Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Donnadieu, better known as Marguerite Duras was a French writer and film director.-Background:...

    " in 1943, after this village, where her father's house was located.

See also

  • Communes of the Lot-et-Garonne department
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