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

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.

Excideuil is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 31 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Excideuil is 404 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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

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

  • Perigord-Limousin (36km)

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

  • Jardins du château de Hautefort (11km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Losse (35km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (45km)

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

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

Excideuil 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 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