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Visit Genis: highlights and tourist information

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Genis is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 38 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Genis is 403 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Hautefort at 7 km and Excideuil at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Genis, 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 Genis 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 Genis

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

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

Genis 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 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

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