Genis tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Hautefort at 7 km from Genis

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Genis in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Hautefort at 7 km and Excideuil at 9 km.

Genis, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Hautefort

Chateau de Hautefort

Castle at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

At Chateau de Hautefort you can see a vey imposing castle and also extensive...

See Chateau de Hautefort guide


at 9 km (direction west)

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

See Excideuil guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

The small village of Tourtoirac has a church and river walk as well as...

See Tourtoirac guide
Badefols d\'Ans

Badefols d'Ans

at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Badefols d'Ans guide


at 13 km (direction east-south-east), in the Correze department

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

See Saint-Robert guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction north-east), in the Correze department

The part of Segur-le-Chateau with medieval houses next to the river is especially beautiful,...

See Segur-le-Chateau guide


at 16 km (direction east), in the Correze department

Saint-Bonnet-la-Rivière is a small village with an unusual round church in the Corrèze countryside...

See Saint-Bonnet-la-Rivière guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east), in the Correze department

The village of Arnac-Pompadour is centre for a Haras National, and also has an...

See Arnac-Pompadour guide
Chateau de Jumilhac

Chateau de Jumilhac

Castle at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Jumilhac guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche is a small town with a collegiale church and a small historic centre...

See Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Thiviers guide
Le Bouquet

Le Bouquet

at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Le Bouquet guide


at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Sorges guide


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

Lubersac is a small town in Corrèze with a church and a 15th century...

See Lubersac guide

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Markets in and near Genis

  • Excideuil: market Thursday (9km)
  • Objat: market Sunday (20km)
  • Thiviers: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Thiviers: market Saturday (21km)
  • Thenon: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare: market Friday (22km)
  • Terrasson: market Thursday (24km)
  • Allassac: market Wednesday & Friday (26km)
  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac: market Saturday (33km)

More information about Genis, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Genis, France

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

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 (21km)
  • Nontron (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (30km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (35km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (39km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (41km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de la Fage (38km)
  • Grotte du Grand Roc (45km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (49km)

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 (36km)

Geography and distances

Genis is in the south-west of France at 38 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Genis is 403 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Genis

Canton: Excideuil

Arrondissement: Périgueux

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24160

Distance to Genis

from Perigueux (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 403 km

from Calais: 627 km

from Nice: 517 km

from Bordeaux: 147 km

from Strasbourg: 617 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 Genis from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anlhiac, Boisseuilh, Cherveix-Cubas, Preyssac-d'Excideuil, Saint-Mesmin, Sainte-Trie, Salagnac and Savignac-Ledrier.

This page in French: Visiter Genis