Besse tourism and travel guide

Photo of Besse in Dordogne

Photo is of Prats-du-Perigord at 4 km from Besse

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Besse is situated in the Dordogne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Besse in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Prats-du-Perigord at 4 km and Villefranche-du-Perigord at 5 km.

Besse, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Prats-du-Perigord

Prats-du-Perigord

at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

Prats-du-Perigord is a small village with an impressive fortified church in the south-east of...

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Villefranche-du-Perigord

Villefranche-du-Perigord

at 5 km (direction south-west)

Surrounded by the forests that produce the famous local chestnuts, Villefranche-du-Perigord is a small...

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Marminiac

Marminiac

at 7 km (direction east), in the Lot department

Marminiac is a small village with a church, traditional market hall and a tower...

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Saint-Pompon

Saint-Pompon

at 7 km (direction north-east)

Saint-Pompon, France is a small village to the south of the Dordogne department with...

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Daglan

Daglan

at 11 km (direction north-east)

Daglan is a small village in the south of the Dordogne department on the...

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Belves

Belves

Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction north-west)

Belves is one of the liveliest and most attractive small towns in the Dordogne...

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The Jardins de l\'Albarede

The Jardins de l'Albarede

Garden at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

The Jardins de l'Albarede is an attractive garden surrounded by wooded hills in the...

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Chateau de Bonaguil

Chateau de Bonaguil

Castle at 16 km (direction south-west), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

The medieval Chateau de Bonaguil, in a lovely woodland setting, is one of our...

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Chateau de Castelnaud

Chateau de Castelnaud

Castle at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

The extensive Chateau de Castelnaud and the associated Museum of Medieval Weapons are very...

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is a very pretty village best known for the Chateau de castelnaud, the...

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Monpazier

Monpazier

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction west)

Monpazier is an exceptional 13th century bastide town, among the most beautiful villages in...

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Domme

Domme

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-east)

Domme is a beautiful hilltop village with an extensive cave system, and extensive views...

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Chateau des Milandes

Chateau des Milandes

Castle at 17 km (direction north-east)

The beautifully restored Chateau des Milandes, in Renaissance style, is best known for its...

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Jardins de Marqueyssac

Jardins de Marqueyssac

Garden at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

The beautiful gardens of Marqueyssac are the most visited gardens in Aquitaine...

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Markets in and near Besse

  • Cazals: market Sunday (10km)
  • Sauveterre-la-Lemance: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Belves: market Saturday (14km)
  • Monpazier: market Thursday (17km)
  • Domme: market Thursday (17km)
  • Puy-l'Eveque: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Prayssac: market Friday (20km)
  • Catus: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (23km)
  • Monsempron-Libos: market Thursday (25km)

More information about Besse, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Besse, France

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

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 Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (14km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (16km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (23km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (26km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (27km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (38km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lacour) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (45km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Frespech) (46km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Livrade (Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Besse is in the south-west of France at 65 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Besse is 475 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Besse

Canton: Villefranche-du-Périgord

Arrondissement: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24550

Distance to Besse

from Perigueux (prefecture): 65 km

from Paris: 475 km

from Calais: 701 km

from Nice: 503 km

from Bordeaux: 134 km

from Strasbourg: 668 km

Getting here

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 Besse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Campagnac-les-Quercy, Orliac, Prats-du-Perigord, Saint-Cernin-de-l'Herm and Villefranche-du-Perigord.

This page in French: Visiter Besse