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Photo is of Saint-Cyprien at 0 km from Castels

Visit Castels: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Cyprien at 0 km and Vezere Valley at 3 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!



less than one km (direction west)

Saint-Cyprien village has a very picturesque historic centre and lovely...

See Saint-Cyprien guide
Vezere Valley

Vezere Valley

at 3 km (direction north-north-east)

The pretty valley of the Vézère is an important region...

See Vezere Valley guide
La Musée de la Rue du temps qui passe

La Musée de la Rue du temps qui passe

Museum at 4 km (direction south-south-east)

The musée de la rue du temps qui passe is an...

See La Musée de la Rue du temps qui passe guide
Saint Vincent de Cosse

Saint Vincent de Cosse

at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

Saint Vincent de Cosse is a charming village with some beautiful...

See Saint Vincent de Cosse guide
Chateau des Milandes

Chateau des Milandes

Castle at 7 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau des Milandes guide


Cave at 7 km (direction north-north-west)

The caves at Font-de-Gaume are one of the last...

See Font-de-Gaume guide
Les Eyzies

Les Eyzies

at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

Les Eyzies is a small traditional town, within easy reach of...

See Les Eyzies guide
Musee National de Prehistoire

Musee National de Prehistoire

at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

The Musee National de Prehistoire in Les Eyzies contains one of the...

See Musee National de Prehistoire guide


at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

Campagne is a pretty village with a splendid castle in the centre...

See Campagne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

One of the most beautiful villages in France and also with...

See Beynac guide
Chateau de Beynac

Chateau de Beynac

Castle at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

High on a clifftop and beautifully restored, the Chateau...

See Chateau de Beynac guide
Cabanes du Breuil

Cabanes du Breuil

at 8 km (direction north-east)

The Cabanes du Breuil are ancient farm buildings made from...

See Cabanes du Breuil guide
Chateau de Puymartin

Chateau de Puymartin

Castle at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

The views, the furnishings and the legend of a...

See Chateau de Puymartin guide
Chateau de Commarque

Chateau de Commarque

Castle at 9 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Commarque is an imposing ruined castle that was...

See Chateau de Commarque guide

... 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

What to do at Castels? 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

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

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

Castels is in the south-west of France at 44 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Castels is 454 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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