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Coulaures tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Excideuil at 7 km from Coulaures

Visit Coulaures: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Excideuil at 7 km and Tourtoirac at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Coulaures, 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 Coulaures in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

The town of Excideuil in the northern Dordogne has a lively market...

See Excideuil guide


at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

The small village of Tourtoirac has a church and...

See Tourtoirac guide
Le Bouquet

Le Bouquet

at 8 km (direction west)

The Jardin du Bouquet is a large park containing...

See Le Bouquet guide


at 8 km (direction west)

Sorges is a village in the Dordogne renowned for its truffles and...

See Sorges guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

Thiviers is a very typical Dordogne market town, best...

See Thiviers guide
Chateau de Hautefort

Chateau de Hautefort

Castle at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

At Chateau de Hautefort you can see a vey imposing...

See Chateau de Hautefort guide


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

Saint-Jean-de-Cole is a small but very pretty village with a...

See Saint-Jean-de-Cole guide
Badefols d'Ans

Badefols d'Ans

at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

Badefols d'Ans is a small village around a castle and church...

See Badefols d'Ans guide
Chateau de Jumilhac

Chateau de Jumilhac

Castle at 22 km (direction north-north-east)

The Chateau de Jumilhac is in the northern Dordogn, within the Perigord-Limousin...

See Chateau de Jumilhac guide
Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has...

See Chateau de Puyguilhem guide


at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

One of our favourite towns in the Dordogne, Perigueux has...

See Perigueux guide
Perigueux cathedral

Perigueux cathedral

Cathedral at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

The cathedral in Perigueux combines roman and byzantine elements to create...

See Perigueux cathedral guide


at 25 km (direction east), in the Correze department

Centred around the 12th century Church of Saint-Robert, Saint-Robert is classed...

See Saint-Robert guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with an imposing...

See Brantome guide

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

Map of places to visit near Coulaures


Markets in and near Coulaures

  • Excideuil: market Thursday (6km)
  • Thiviers: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Thiviers: market Saturday (14km)
  • Thenon: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac: market Saturday (23km)
  • Perigueux: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (25km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (27km)
  • Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare: market Friday (28km)
  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)

More information about Coulaures, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Coulaures, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (29km)
  • Nontron (35km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (13km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (22km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (25km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (27km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (27km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Hautefort (14km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (32km)
  • Jardins du château de Losse (33km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (46km)
  • Jardins du château de Montréal (52km)

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)

  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (40km)

Geography and distances

Coulaures is in the south-west of France at 24 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Coulaures is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Coulaures

Canton: Savignac-les-Églises

Arrondissement: Périgueux

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24420

Distance to Coulaures

from Perigueux (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 631 km

from Nice: 530 km

from Bordeaux: 133 km

from Strasbourg: 630 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 Coulaures from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Excideuil, Mayac, Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, Saint-Martial-d'Albarede, Saint-Pantaly-d'Excideuil and Savignac-les-Eglises.

This page in French: Visiter Coulaures

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