Visit Riberac (Aquitaine, France)
Riberac is a pleasant if rather quiet town in the Dronne valley of northern Dordogne, a quiet region to the north-west of Perigueux.
Start your visit in the Place National which is at the centre of the town. From here the road meanders towards the Eglise Notre-Dame. This is a fairly new church (built in the 1930s) but has been built in the romano-byzantine style reminiscent of the nearby cathedral of Perigeux. It is quite striking with its multiple domes and separate tower.
Keep walking up the hill and you will reach the older church, the 12th century Collegiale Notre-Dame.
This church is one of the many Romanesque churches which dot the landscape in this area.
From the church you can also get some nice views of Riberac and the surrounding countryside.
On the other side of Riberac is perhaps the most impressive building in the town, a lovely residence built in the 19th century and now the Hotel de Ville.
The Palais de Justice and the Office du Tourisme are also impressive buildings in the town.
Riberac is at its best on a Friday, market day for reputedly the biggest market in Perigord.
There are two main attractions near Riberac - the large forest nearby (the 'Foret de la Double') which has lots of opportunities for hiking, and the small villages of the region that are well known for their traditional roman style churches.
Riberac also makes a very good base for exploring this northern part of the Dordogne. Among the places we suggest you visit are Lusignac, a pretty little village with good views, a nice medieval church and a chateau, and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne which has a magnificent underground church carved into the rock and is one of the ‘most beautiful villages of France’.
Photos of Riberac
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Address: Ribérac, Périgueux, Dordogne, Aquitaine, 24600 || GPS: latitude 45.247, longitude 0.3397
Map of Riberac & places nearby
Highlights close by
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Riberac, France
- Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) - religious monument
- Aubeterre-sur-Dronne - most beautiful village (13km)
- Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) - religious monument (25km)
- Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) - religious monument (26km)
- Jardins du château de Montréal - remarkable garden (27km)
- Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) - religious monument (27km)
- Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) - religious monument (30km)
- Perigueux - town of art and history (31km)
- Perigueux cathédrale Saint Front (monuments on French pilgrim routes) - heritage site (31km)
- Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) - religious monument (34km)
Market days in Riberac: Regular market(s) are held in Riberac each Tuesday & Friday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Riberac (Francais)