Cales tourism and travel guide

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Visit Cales: highlights and tourist information

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Cales is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 38 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Cales is 460 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Tremolat at 3 km and Molieres at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cales, 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 Cales 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 Cales

Markets in and near Cales

  • Lalinde: market Thursday (7km)
  • Le Buisson-de-Cadouin: market Friday (8km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Belves: market Saturday (17km)
  • Les Eyzies: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (18km)
  • Monpazier: market Thursday (20km)
  • Vergt: market Friday (21km)
  • Issigeac: market Sunday (22km)
  • Villereal: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (25km)

More information about Cales, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Cales, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Cales.

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-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (3km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (7km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (11km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (13km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (28km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (32km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (41km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (41km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (45km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de Planbuisson (8km)
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (12km)
  • Jardin de Conty (19km)
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (28km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (29km)
  • Jardins du château de Losse (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (32km)
  • Jardins du château de Montréal (34km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (38km)
  • Parc et potager de Pouthet (39km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (42km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte du Grand Roc (18km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Cales

Canton: Buisson-de-Cadouin

Arrondissement: Bergerac

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24150

Distance to Cales

from Perigueux (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 460 km

from Calais: 682 km

from Nice: 529 km

from Bordeaux: 110 km

from Strasbourg: 671 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alles-sur-Dordogne, Badefols-sur-Dordogne, Bourniquel, Limeuil, Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang, Molieres, Paunat, Pontours and Tremolat.

This page in French: Visiter Cales