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Visit Bars: highlights and tourist information

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Bars is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 29 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Bars is 429 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Plazac at 7 km and Montignac at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bars, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bars in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Dordogne

Map of places to visit near Bars


Markets in and near Bars

  • Thenon: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare: market Friday (13km)
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac: market Saturday (16km)
  • Les Eyzies: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Terrasson: market Thursday (19km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (26km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (26km)
  • Excideuil: market Thursday (26km)

More information about Bars, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Bars, France

What to do at Bars? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bars.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (15km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (26km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (26km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (27km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (31km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (33km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (34km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (35km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (36km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (37km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (40km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (40km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (43km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (55km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bars

Canton: Thenon

Arrondissement: Périgueux

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24210

Distance to Bars

from Perigueux (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 429 km

from Calais: 653 km

from Nice: 517 km

from Bordeaux: 132 km

from Strasbourg: 639 km

Getting here

Bars is in the south-west of France. Most visitors fly into the airports at either Bergerac (or Bordeaux). Alternatively to drive from the cross-channel ports takes around 9-11 hours. For driving distances to Bars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auriac-du-Perigord, Azerat, Fanlac and Thenon.

This page in French: Visiter Bars

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