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Lavaur tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lavaur in Dordogne

Photo is of Villefranche-du-Perigord at 5 km from Lavaur

Visit Lavaur: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Villefranche-du-Perigord at 5 km and Chateau de Bonaguil at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lavaur, 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 Lavaur in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

Surrounded by the forests that produce the famous local chestnuts,...

See Villefranche-du-Perigord guide
Chateau de Bonaguil

Chateau de Bonaguil

Castle at 8 km (direction south), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

The medieval Chateau de Bonaguil, in a lovely woodland...

See Chateau de Bonaguil guide


at 10 km (direction north-north-east)

Prats-du-Perigord is a small village with an impressive fortified church in the...

See Prats-du-Perigord guide


at 12 km (direction west)

Biron is a picturesque village with an ancient church and an imposing...

See Biron guide
Chateau de Biron

Chateau de Biron

Castle at 12 km (direction west)

The Chateau de Biron is a perfect way to discover the...

See Chateau de Biron guide
Chateau de Gavaudun

Chateau de Gavaudun

Castle at 12 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

Chateau de Gavaudun, a ruined medieval castle, sits high on a rock...

See Chateau de Gavaudun guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

Monpazier is an exceptional 13th century bastide town, among the most...

See Monpazier guide
Chateau de Fumel

Chateau de Fumel

Castle at 14 km (direction south-south-west), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

The Chateau de Fumel is not open to the public...

See Chateau de Fumel guide


at 15 km (direction south-east), in the Lot department

Puy-l'Eveque is one of the most picturesque, and most visited,...

See Puy-l'Eveque guide


at 16 km (direction north-east)

Saint-Pompon, France is a small village to the south of...

See Saint-Pompon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-east)

Belves is one of the liveliest and most attractive small towns...

See Belves guide


at 20 km (direction north-east)

Daglan is a small village in the south of...

See Daglan guide


at 20 km (direction north-west)

The pretty little village of Montferrand-du-Perigord is in a particularly scenic...

See Montferrand-du-Perigord guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot-et-Garonne department

Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France,...

See Monflanquin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lavaur


Markets in and near Lavaur

  • Sauveterre-la-Lemance: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (3km)
  • Monpazier: market Thursday (13km)
  • Puy-l'Eveque: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Monsempron-Libos: market Thursday (16km)
  • Cazals: market Sunday (16km)
  • Belves: market Saturday (18km)
  • Prayssac: market Friday (18km)
  • Monflanquin: market Thursday (22km)
  • Villereal: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Villereal: market Saturday (22km)

Hotels near Lavaur

More information about Lavaur, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Lavaur, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (18km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (21km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (25km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lacour) (36km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (37km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Frespech) (37km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Livrade (Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Maurin (Saint-Maurin) (46km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Daille (20km)
  • Jardin de Conty (22km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (23km)
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (23km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (26km)
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (26km)
  • Jardin de Planbuisson (27km)
  • Jardins secrets de Cahors (38km)
  • Jardin du Pèlerin (41km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (47km)
  • Ets Latour-Marliac (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Lavaur is in the south-west of France at 68 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Lavaur is 482 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lavaur

Canton: Villefranche-du-Périgord

Arrondissement: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24550

Distance to Lavaur

from Perigueux (prefecture): 68 km

from Paris: 482 km

from Calais: 707 km

from Nice: 508 km

from Bordeaux: 129 km

from Strasbourg: 677 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 Lavaur from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blanquefort-sur-Briolance, Loubejac, Saint-Cernin-de-l'Herm, Saint-Front-sur-Lemance, Sauveterre-la-Lemance and Villefranche-du-Perigord.

This page in French: Visiter Lavaur

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