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Excideuil tourism and travel guide

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Visit Excideuil: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The town of Excideuil in the northern Dordogne has a lively market every Thursday and is close to two of the most important castles in the region

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Excideuil. For detailed visitor information see the Excideuil travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Hautefort at 11 km and Thiviers at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Excideuil, 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 Excideuil in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 7 km (direction south)

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

See Tourtoirac guide
Chateau de Hautefort

Chateau de Hautefort

Castle at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Hautefort guide


at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Thiviers guide
Le Bouquet

Le Bouquet

at 14 km (direction west)

The Jardin du Bouquet is a large park containing 50 different gardens...

See Le Bouquet guide


at 14 km (direction west)

Sorges is a village in the Dordogne renowned for...

See Sorges guide
Badefols d'Ans

Badefols d'Ans

at 17 km (direction 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 17 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Jumilhac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Cole guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east), in the Correze department

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

See Saint-Robert guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction east-north-east), in the Correze department

The part of Segur-le-Chateau with medieval houses next to...

See Segur-le-Chateau guide
Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has brought a new...

See Chateau de Puyguilhem guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Perigueux guide


at 30 km (direction south-east)

The quiet town of Terrasson in the north of the...

See Terrasson guide
Perigueux cathedral

Perigueux cathedral

Cathedral at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Perigueux cathedral guide

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

Map of places to visit near Excideuil


Markets in and near Excideuil

Market days in Excideuil: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Excideuil: market Thursday (0km)
  • Thiviers: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Thiviers: market Saturday (14km)
  • Thenon: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare: market Friday (27km)
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac: market Saturday (28km)
  • Objat: market Sunday (29km)
  • Terrasson: market Thursday (30km)
  • Perigueux: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (31km)
  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)

More information about Excideuil, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Excideuil, France

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

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 (23km)
  • Nontron (37km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (13km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (25km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (32km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (33km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (44km)
  • Grotte du Grand Roc (45km)
  • 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)

  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (35km)

Geography and distances

Excideuil is in the south-west of France at 31 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Excideuil is 404 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Excideuil

Canton: Excideuil

Arrondissement: Périgueux

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24160

Distance to Excideuil

from Perigueux (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 404 km

from Calais: 627 km

from Nice: 525 km

from Bordeaux: 139 km

from Strasbourg: 623 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 Excideuil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anlhiac, Cherveix-Cubas, Clermont-d'Excideuil, Coulaures, Preyssac-d'Excideuil, Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, Saint-Martial-d'Albarede, Saint-Pantaly-d'Excideuil and Saint-Sulpice-d'Excideuil.

This page in French: Visiter Excideuil

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