Castels tourism and travel guide

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Visit Castels: highlights and tourist information

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Castels is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 44 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Castels is 454 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Cyprien at 0 km and La Musée de la Rue du temps qui passe at 4 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Castels, 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 Castels 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 Castels

Markets in and near Castels

  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (0km)
  • Les Eyzies: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Le Buisson-de-Cadouin: market Friday (11km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Belves: market Saturday (11km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (13km)
  • Domme: market Thursday (15km)
  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Monpazier: market Thursday (24km)
  • Lalinde: market Thursday (26km)

More information about Castels, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Castels, France

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

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-Pierre (Audrix) (8km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (11km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (13km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (15km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (17km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (26km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (27km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (34km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (44km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (48km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de Conty (7km)
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (10km)
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (10km)
  • Jardin de Planbuisson (11km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (13km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (15km)
  • Jardins du château de Losse (19km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (24km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (24km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (34km)
  • Jardins du château de Hautefort (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte du Grand Roc (8km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Castels

Canton: Saint-Cyprien

Arrondissement: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24220

Distance to Castels

from Perigueux (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 454 km

from Calais: 679 km

from Nice: 512 km

from Bordeaux: 128 km

from Strasbourg: 656 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allas-les-Mines, Berbiguieres, Bezenac, Marnac, Meyrals, Mouzens, Saint-Cyprien, Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse and Siorac-en-Perigord.

This page in French: Visiter Castels